Prelude to Space
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Prelude to Space

by Arthur C. Clarke
Release date: 1951
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: science fiction

Here is the compelling story of the launching of Prometheus - Earth's first true spaceship - and of the men who made it happen.

Dirk Alexson:
Chronicler of the greatest space adventure of all time, he was chosen to immortalize the incredible story of the men and their heroic mission.

Sir Robert Derwent:
Direct-General of Interplanetary - London Headquarters for the international space-flight project - he was the man who got the mission off the ground and into the pages of history.

Professor Maxton:
The world's leading atomic engineer, he designed the huge ship's drive units and he waited with the rest of the world to see if the project would be a success.

(updated 2012-08-02)

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