A Daring Trip To Mars by Max Valier:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Well-written tale of a, well, rather daring trip to Mars by a true rocketry enthusiast. Lots of interesting ideas, including the idea of using the moon as a refueling station on the way to Mars, and how to generate electrical power on the Moon without electronics. Not to mention steering between the nuclei of two great comets!


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Braking Disks
Used when the ship is falling through a planetary atmosphere.

Filling Station Moon
The idea that Man could first go to the Moon to obtain fuel or propellant.

Iron Inlay Plates
Works perfectly with an electromagnetic table to maintain place settings.

Ozone Radiation Shield
Filling the gap between the inner and outer hull with ozone.

Selenium Photo-Electric Televisor
A specialized photo-electric cell.

Ship's Telescope
A large telescope built into the main axis of the ship.

Solar Power Apparatus
An ingenious device to gather solar energy, melt water, power a turbine and get hydrogen and oxygen fuel from ice.

Space Madness
The monotony of space travel could drive you crazy.

 

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