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Wednesday, 17 November 2010

The Next 50 Years in Space

Published in 1976, Patrick Moore's The Next Fifty Years in Space is arguably another essential handbook.

From the chapter 'The Lunar Base: 1995 to 2000':-

"And by 2000 we may see the first of the really elaborate Bases, possibly of the hemispherical form which was so widely favoured by the much-derided but often far-seeing science fiction writers of the days before the Space Age began".


The always personable Mr. Moore autographed my copy of the book a decade or so ago, and, unbidden, apologised with a smile for having got things wrong. I replied that it wasn't his fault. It really wasn't, was it?

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