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  • de Bergerac de Bergerac, Cyrano (1619-1655) French writer. Writer who's works included two novels involving flight to the moon. Most remembered as the subject of an 1897 novel. More...
  • Verne Verne, Jules (1828-1905) French writer, one of the founders of the literary genre of science fiction. He described in his novels the possibility of space flight, technically accurate to the extent possible. More...
  • Wells Wells, H G (1866-1946) British writer, noted futurist, and one of the founders of the literary genre of science fiction. His novels described a future filled with technology, some of it terrifying, and contact with extraterrestrial beings, much of it disastrous More...
  • Ley Ley, Willy (1906-1969) German-American writer. German-American writer, extremely effective populariser of the idea of space flight - first in Germany and then in the United States. More...
  • Heinlein Heinlein, Robert A (1907-1988) Leading American writer of technical science fiction, inspired many engineers that would later make space travel a reality. Major corporations, the military, and nuclear power were key aspects of the colonization of space in his stories. More...
  • Engel Engel, Rudolf German writer. Space travel pioneer German rocket and space travel pioneer. More...
  • Durant Durant, Frederick C (1916-) American writer. Space exploration advocate. Engineer at Bell and several government laboratories 1945-1965; Director of Astronautics at NASM; President ARS and IAF 1953-1956; author of several works on space history. More...
  • Clarke Clarke, Arthur C (1917-2008) British writer. Leading science fiction writer, also wrote key books popularizing space travel in 1950's and 1960's. Created concept of geosynchronous communications satellite in 1946. Wrote 2001: A Space Odyssey. More...
  • Asimov Asimov, Isaac (1920-1992) Jewish-American writer. Writer of science fiction and popular science. More...
  • Blair Blair, Clay D (1925-1998) American writer. Magazine correspondent and editor of Saturday Evening Post 1957-1964. More...
  • Lehrer Lehrer, Tom (1928-) American mathematician and satirist, who penned the song "Wernher von Braun," dealing with the relationship of science to ethics. More...
  • Ananoff Ananoff, Alexandre Franco-Russian aerospace and science writer who published the encylopedic L'Astronautique in March 1950. A leading advocate for spaceflight in France and also instrumental in the founding of the International Astronautical Federation. More...

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