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Jules Verne
From the Earth to the Moon Direct in Ninety-seven Hours and Twenty Minutes, and a Trip around it. Trans. by Louis Mercier and Eleanor King [De la terre à la lune] , 1874
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The frontispiece of the book showing "Projectile Trains for the Moon" immediately attracts the reader's attention. Paradoxically, the text which refers to this illustration was deleted from the English and American editions. Note the smoke coming from the steam engine pulling the train. Space travel for the masses may become a reality as Richard Branson is now proposing civilian space flights for paying passengers.
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Moon, Stars
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