Hell Ship of Space by Frederic Arnold Kummer, Jr.:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Enjoyable read that contains the first reference to the phrase 'space shuttle' that I know about. A group of pleasure-seekers leave Earth to rendezvous with a big passenger liner lying off the Moon. When the ship is taken over by escaped prisoners, how will the protagonist escape death and turn the tables (hint: the answer involves superconductivity!) Select an invention:

Conversion Gun
The ray converts the heat in an object to light.

Escape Port
Emergency egress from a space ship for one person.

Space Shuttle
A space-going vessel for trips from the surface of a planet to a ship in orbit, and back.

 

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