When Luna's crew find out that their atomic-powered rocket ship will not be allowed to make America's first-ever flight to the moon, the three men decide to take off immediately, before government bureaucrats can stop them. With the help of an engineer they convince to come along, the four men blast off on a tough and dangerous voyage, overcoming near-insuperable odds to reach and land on the moon.
Robert A. Heinlein's story "Destination Moon" became a sensation after the movie DESTINATION MOON, directed by Irving Pichel, produced by George Pal, set designs by the great artist Chesley Bonestell and with Heinlein as collaborator on the screenplay, was released in 1950. The movie and Heinlein's story inspired generations of space enthusiasts, engineers, astronauts, science fiction writers, and all those who dream of mankind's future among the stars.
Here is Robert A. Heinlein's classic story "Destination Moon" as well as the author's article "Shooting 'Destination Moon' ", first published in the July 1950 issue of Astounding Science Fiction. As Heinlein remarked, "The problem of shooting a movie of a space flight is not simply one of getting a good story. Doing the job is a technical assignment darned near as tough as making the flight itself!"
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About the Author
Date of Birth:July 7, 1907
Date of Death:May 8, 1988
Place of Birth:Butler, Missouri
Place of Death:Carmel, California
Education:Graduate of U.S. Naval Academy, 1929; attended University of California, Los Angeles, 1934, for graduate study in physic