The Planet Strappers by Raymond Z. Gallun:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas
Very enjoyable story describes the efforts of some regular guys to get into space; Gallun creates the technologies needed to accomplish it less expensively.
('The Planet Strappers' by Raymond Z. Gallun)
Similar to chlorophyll but synthetic and far more efficient.
A means of using the atmosphere to delicately slow a space craft during re-entry.
A tough, transparent material used to make domes or even spacecraft.
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