Chuck Svenson was a citizen of the Moon – and proud of it! To him, Earth, with its heavy atmosphere, even though it was the "mother" planet, was not the best place in the universe to live. As he rocketed home from a blast point high in the Andes, he anxiously looked forward to the reception he'd receive at Moon City. For he was the only citizen from Earth's satellite to be selected by the United Nations' interplanetary commission as a crew member for the first ship to attempt a flight from Moon to Mars...
Lester del Rey (1915–1993) was an American science fiction author and editor. Del Rey is especially famous for his juvenile novels such as those which are part of the Winston Science Fiction series, and for Del Rey Books, the fantasy and science fiction branch of Ballantine Books edited by Lester del Rey and his fourth wife Judy-Lynn del Rey.
Lester del Rey used these pseudonyms: Philip St. John, Kenneth Wright, Erik van Lhin, Charles Satterfield, Edson McCann, John Alvarez, Marion Henry, Philip James, Wade Kaempfert, Ramon F. Alvarez-del Rey and Cameron Hall.
Lester del Rey. Wikipedia.
Photo: Judy-Lynn and Lester Del Rey at Minicon 8 in 1974. Photo source: Wikimedia Commons.