Science Fiction in the News Articles
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Max Valier

Max Valier (b. 1895 - d. 1930) was an Austrian rocketry pioneer, experimentalist, test pilot and writer. He was fascinated by Hermann Oberth's work, and published both fiction and non-fiction on rockets and space travel.

He was killed when an an alcohol-fuelled rocket exploded on his test bench.

Valier piloted the world's first rocket-plane in experiments conducted by Fritz von Opel. Shown here is the Sangar Rak. I on September 30th, 1929.

(Max Valier pilots first rocket plane)

(Max Valier)

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Students! NASA's Space Radiation Challenge Is On
   'The rocket-water tanks - all around us... that saved us?'- John W. Campbell, 1936.
TransAstra Lunar Mining Idea Was Max Valier's In 1931
   'This concentrated sunlight... would cause subsurface ice to sublimate into water vapor...' - Max Valier, 1931.
SpaceX Starship A Giant Space Telescope?
   'He used the great telescope which was built into the main axis of the ship...' - Max Valier, 1931.
NASA Predicts Radiation Risks
   ' order to check the deadly short-wave gamma rays of space.' - Max Valier, 1931.
Chang'e-5 Lunar Lander Seeks Water
   '... get out the solar power apparatus and send it down to us from the air-lock by the crane.' - Max Valier, 1931.
Envisioning Starship Earth Travel - In 1930 By Max Valier
   'Why must we travel ever faster in a seemingly insatiable desire to conquer space and time?' - Max Valier, 1930.
Privatized Moon Mining Appeals To Entrepreneurs
   'The engineer had judged correctly for the ground on which the space ship had landed consisted of ice...' - Max Valier, 1931. is devoted to the creative inventions of science fiction authors and movie makers. Look for the Science Fiction Invention Category that interests you, the Glossary of Science Fiction Inventions, the Timeline of Science Fiction Inventions, or see what's New.
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