The First Book of Space Travel
F. Watts, 1953 - Interplanetary voyages - 69 pages
A definition of space and a description of the earth's atmosphere explaining how an air ship operates inside and outside gravitational pull. Includes man's reaction to gravity and speculations on the benefits of and plans for space stations.
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