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Prelude to Space by Arthur C. Clarke

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Prelude to Space
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Publisher: The Galaxy Publishing Corporation
Number of pages: 162

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The world's first lunar spacecraft is about to launch. The ship, Prometheus, is built from two separate components -- one designed to travel from Earth's atmosphere to the Moon and back, and the other to carry the first component through Earth's atmosphere and into orbit.

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