The Problem of Space Travel: The Rocket Motor
A translation from German of a 1929 treatise by the author. Deals with the problem of the space travel. Expresses ideas about rocketry and space travel. Extensive treatment of the engineering aspects of a space station. Extensive bibliography. 100 drawings.
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Page xvi - The Idea of Rendezvous: From Space Station to Orbital Operations in Space-Travel Thought,
Page 123 - train stations, and similar metal objects. Moving trains, important war factories, entire industrial areas and large cities could be set ablaze. Marching troops or ones in camp would simply be charred when the beams
Page 123 - horrible things may never happen, because a power would hardly dare to start a war with a country that controls weapons of this dreadful nature.
Page 122 - the space mirror could also be employed for military purposes and, furthermore, it would be a most horrible weapon, far surpassing all previous weapons.
Page 123 - concentrated solar light were passed over them. And nothing would be able to protect the enemy's ships from being destroyed or burned out,
Page xxiii - that Potocnik's book was widely known even to people who may have seen only photographs
Page xv - book Die Rakete zu den Planetenräumen (The Rocket into Interplanetary Space, published in 1923)
Page xx - Science Fiction and Space Futures, Past and Present, ed. Eugene M. Emme, AAS History Series, Vol. 5 (San Diego: Univelt,