Thursday, February 18, 2010

Robert Heinlein's "Space Jockey" (short story, hard sf, free): Nitty-gritty of regular earth-to-moon travel

This story is not for everyone, but very good read for folks with the right aptitude: lot of technical details of what the life of a pilot on a 3-leg earth-to-moon run would be, if lifting weight off earth were sufficiently cheap.

Fact sheet.

First published: The Saturday Evening Post, 26 April 1947.
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Rating: A.
Related: Stories of Robert Heinlein; fiction from 1940s.