Science Fiction in the News Articles
Related to material in A Daring Trip To Mars
by Max Valier

Well-written tale of a, well, rather daring trip to Mars by a true rocketry enthusiast. Lots of interesting ideas, including the idea of using the moon as a refueling station on the way to Mars, and how to generate electrical power on the Moon without electronics. Not to mention steering between the nuclei of two great comets!


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Students! NASA's Space Radiation Challenge Is On
   'The rocket-water tanks - all around us... that saved us?'- John W. Campbell, 1936.

TransAstra Lunar Mining Idea Was Max Valier's In 1931
   'This concentrated sunlight... would cause subsurface ice to sublimate into water vapor...' - Max Valier, 1931.

SpaceX Starship A Giant Space Telescope?
   'He used the great telescope which was built into the main axis of the ship...' - Max Valier, 1931.

NASA Predicts Radiation Risks
   '...in order to check the deadly short-wave gamma rays of space.' - Max Valier, 1931.

Chang'e-5 Lunar Lander Seeks Water
   '... get out the solar power apparatus and send it down to us from the air-lock by the crane.' - Max Valier, 1931.

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re: Harlan Ellison
(11/19/2022)

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re: Henry Kuttner
(11/17/2022)

T. Gondii And The Leaders Of The Pack
re: Larry Niven
(11/15/2022)

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