The prospect before us""....as rocket research, development and progress in velocities, distance, dependability, accuracy and efficiency lead scientists and engineers nearer and nearer to space travel. After a consideration of tactical and strategic missiles and a survey of the basic work on them in Germany prior to and during World War II, this goes on to their relation to the conquest of space and presents the details of the first robot space ship, man under specific conditions of such travel, space suits, flight conditions and plans, space stations. From there it scans the scientific information to be gained, expeditions, permanent bases, travel to the moon -- and beyond. The possibility of garrisons, fortresses and military bases has its comment and fiction about Venus, Mars, Jupiter is exposed. . . . Here's a round-up of the creditable proposals, consequences and benefits of such as a projected adventure that, with a widening public interest, will have a widened reading audience.