Flight into Space - J. N. Leonard, 1954 Aerospace at Troynovant:
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Naturally the fact that so much that was theory is now reality has changed the public attitude. When I wrote about the idea of space travel in 1944 I felt it was necessary to put considerable emphasis on the fact that I was serious. Every sentence which was not strictly historical was carefully weighed; I wanted to impress upon the reader that the people who had thought about space travel were people who knew how to think. This is now generally taken for granted.

The question is no longer whether space-travel theory is serious, or whether it is correct. The question now is simply how soon engineering practice will catch up with existing theory.

Willy Ley
Rockets, Missles, and Space Travel  (1951)

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  Springfield, Oregon 1947
WR Franson
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  San Diego 1958
WR Franson

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  Houston, Texas
A Cox
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RW Franson

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[Westminster, London.]

Be patient, princes; you do know these fits
Are with his highness very ordinary.
Stand from him, give him air: he'll straight be well.
William Shakespeare
2 Henry IV, 4.3.114-116

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The advance probes formed an ingenious approach to the problem of getting a man further out in space than any man had been before, but it was horribly risky. But apparently the Russians could afford to take such risks. The Americans couldn't. They had a settled policy of spending a dollar instead of a man. It was humanitarian, but it had one drawback. There was a tendency to keep on spending dollars and not ever let a man take a chance.
Murray Leinster
The Wailing Asteroid  (1960)

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