Garrett P. Serviss:
Science Fiction Technology and Ideas
Garrett Putnam Serviss (b. 1851 - d. 1929) was an American journalist, amateur (but knowledgeable) astronomer and writer who majored in science at Cornell University, then studied law, and only around 1874 entered journalism, achieving some fame, writing as the "Sun's Astronomer", for a column on Astronomy in the New York Sun between 1876 and 1892. At the end of 1897 he was commissioned to write an unofficial sequel to the unofficial 1897 US newspaper revision of H G Wells's "The War of the Worlds" which in the absence of adequate copyright protection set the action in America. Serviss's "sequel", "Edison's Conquest of Mars" first appeared in 1898 in the New York Evening Journal as "The Conquest of Mars".
Invention/Technology Source Work (Publication Date)

Aerial Telegraph
Communication between individuals in spacesuits.

Edison's Conquest of Mars (1898)

Air-Tight Suit - air-tight dress
An special outfit that would allow a person to survive in vacuum.

Edison's Conquest of Mars (1898)

Asteroid Mining
The mining of asteroid ore, accomplished by traveling to these tiny bodies.

Edison's Conquest of Mars (1898)

A device that causes objects to burst into molecular pieces.

Edison's Conquest of Mars (1898)

Electrical 'Tether'
A device to make sure an astronaut could return from a free space walk.

Edison's Conquest of Mars (1898)

Going outside your space craft for a short time.

Edison's Conquest of Mars (1898)

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