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Men Into Space

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Men Into Space is the thrilling story of man's gradual conquest of outer space, seen through the eyes of young Ed McCauley, whose adventures in outer space will excite you with the sheer wonder of man's daring entry into the Space Age.
Paperback, 148 pages
Published April 30th 2008 by Wildside Press (first published October 1960)
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Paul
Oct 31, 2008 Paul rated it really liked it
Based on a TV series of the same name, this novel (actually a series of connected novelettes) looks at America's march into space as seen through the eyes of one Ed McCauley.

He is chosen to make the first sub-orbital flight by rocket from a launch pad in the American Southwest. Ascending the rocket by ladder, his flight is successful, and he is able to get a quick look at space from above the atmosphere. On the way down, he ejects from his capsule, intentionally, and parachutes the last couple o
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Norm
Feb 25, 2013 Norm rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a "tie-in" to the one-season TV series of the same name, which aired from 1959 to 1960. This novel, like the series, presents a sequuence of what were then (and in some cases still are) future missions, each chapter centered around astronaut Ed McCauley.

One of author Murray Leinster's greatest strengths was his ability to explain the science behind the "gadgets" featured in his stories. These details may seem like overkill to some modern readers, but, back in 1960, when this book was pu
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William Fitzgerald Jenkins

Murray Leinster was a nom de plume of William Fitzgerald Jenkins, an award-winning American writer of science fiction and alternate history. He wrote and published over 1,500 short stories and articles, 14 movie scripts, and hundreds of radio scripts and television plays.

An author whose career spanned the first six decades of the 20th Century. Fr
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