"There's no point in making a mistake unless you understand the mistake so that you donít make it again."
This mention narrowly misses first - I think that Ray Cummings might have edged him out with Brigands of the Moon published March of 1930.
See the entry for city of space (from The Prince of Space, by Jack Williamson, 1931) for a discussion of centrifugal force-provided "gravity" for space stations in the The Problem of Space Travel - The Rocket Motor, written by Herman Potočnik in 1928.
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