THE NEXT FIFTY YEARS IN SPACE by Erik Bergaust

THE NEXT FIFTY YEARS IN SPACE

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Incredible, but likely. Voyages to the Moon will be commonplace, with expeditions to Mars, Venus, Jupiter and Saturn. More incredible is that, while most of us can't afford a trip to Paris, we're reaching for the Moon. And while we will doubtless make these far-flung planetary expeditions, will we solve the world problems of poverty and hunger? In merely the next fifty years? Evidently we're going to get poorer and hungrier while our technologists romp around the planets. And will we even fifty years hence be able to afford a trip to Paris? Mr. Bergaust doesn't answer these questions, or else this reviewer missed the answers. Well, Mr. Bergaust is a skilled writer and pieces together a particularly compelling outline of man's future activities in space. Among other things he discusses fallout, space education, space eduction, working with Russia, money, possibilities of a Moon War, space bombers, settlers and cities on the Moon, necessary new technologies, atomic rockets, and pioneering the greater ocean of space. Ion propulsion is the ultimate in propulsion devices envisioned, and may send a manned spacecraft to Mars at a speed of two million miles a day. One scientist sees a lunar ferry for freight transport (an unmanned vehicle) in use from 1965-1970 on. But why aren't we working on a Free International Transit System? ""See Portugal First.

Publisher: Macmillan