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" The New York Times was especially harsh in its criticisms, referring to him as a dreamer whose ideas had no scientific validity. It also compared his theories to those advanced by novelist Jules Verne, indicating that such musing is "pardonable enough... "
To Reach the High Frontier: A History of U.S. Launch Vehicles - Page 35
by Roger D. Launius
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Rockets: Sulfur, Sputnik and Scramjets

Peter Macinnis - History - 2003 - 288 pages
...one of VERNE'S few scientific slips, or else it was a deliberate step aside from scientific accuracy, pardonable enough in him as a romancer, but its like...by a savant who isn't writing a novel of adventure. All the same, if Professor GODDARD'S rocket attains sufficient speed before it passes out of our atmosphere...
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Blazing the Trail: The Early History of Spacecraft and Rocketry

Mike Gruntman - Science - 2004 - 505 pages
...one of Verne's few scientific slips, or else it was a deliberate step aside from scientific accuracy, pardonable enough in him as a romancer, but its like...by a savant who isn't writing a novel of adventure. Editorial comments. The New York Times, 1 3 January 1 920 All the Wisdom That's Fit to Bestow "Moon...
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It's ONLY Rocket Science: An Introduction in Plain English

Lucy Rogers - Mathematics - 2008 - 350 pages
...one of Verne's few scientific slips, or else it was a deliberate step aside from scientific accuracy, pardonable enough in him as a romancer, but its like...by a savant who isn't writing a novel of adventure. This, and other, inaccurate reporting encouraged the public's perception that rocket propulsion and...
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