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"I was involved in a cloning project. .. to send me into outer space along with a lot of other people. Not the whole me - just a hair from my head, while I still had some. I would thus pop up in another galaxy in the distant future."
- Arthur C. Clarke

Trans-Oceanic Rocket Ship  
  Rocket-propelled airplanes making short work of long trips on Earth.  

This, then, may be a fitting opportunity to consider the first significant and practical goal of rocket flight which I, as an inventor, have set for myself; and that goal is the traversing of the distance from Berlin to New York in an hour or so. I want to state, however, that it is no “speed mania” which impels me to set the traveling time so low ; but it is a matter of the technical and economic necessities.


('Berlin to New York in One Hour' by Max Valier)

It is only because it is impossible for propellers to give the machine a much greater pulling power, that the load and top speed of the “DO-X” are so limited. But let us endow the machine with rocket motors which furnish a tractive force equal at least, to the starting weight; then a rocket ship of about 18 tons weight empty, built like the “DO-X” (but without the heavy propeller motors) can surely carry a load of 80 tons.


(Trans-oceanic plane detail)

From Berlin to New York in One Hour, by Max Valier.
Published by Air Wonder Stories in 1930
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