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Record Number: 15240
   
Wheel in Space. 1956 Wheel in Space
by Patrick Moore
First Edition 1956.
Lutterworth Press.
London.
ISBN: N/A.
Hardback in dust jacket.
Cover illustration by Patricia Cullen.
Frontispiece+152 pages.
Price: 6s.6d.

Notes
A standalone novel.

Publisher’s Blurb – Dust Jacket Flaps
With the launching of artificial satellites man’s exploration of space is near, and the first major step to the planets will be the building of a “wheel” in space - a refuelling station for rockets. This story is about the building of such a space-station and the treacherous attempts of an international gang to disrupt the plans.

Stephen Wade ran into the whole business by accident - an accident that brought him among the scientists who planned to launch the first section of the “wheel” and from whom he learnt the principles of space travel. But who were the traitors? Which scientist sent out a message from the wireless room one night? Who sabotaged the rocket? Those were the questions that Stephen helped to solve, but they took him into outer space and led him through a desperate adventure before he knew the answers.

Patrick Moore is a leading astronomical writer, a Fellow and Council Member of the British Interplanetary Society and the author of many books on astronomy and space travel. In Wheel in Space he has written a thrilling story based on sound scientific knowledge.

ALL INCIDENTAL ASTRONAUTICAL INFORMATION IS ACCURATE

Patrick Moore was born in 1923. He has been interested in astronomy since the age of seven and while still a schoolboy was elected to the British Astronomical Association. During the war he served as a bomber navigator in the R.A.F. and he is now working as a full-time author with twenty-three books to his credit.

Mr. Moore writes and lectures extensively on astronomical and space-flight subjects, is a Fellow and Council Member of the British Interplanetary Society, and has served on the Council of the British Astronomical Association. His main study is the Moon and planets (he is Secretary of the B.A.A. Lunar Section), and he makes observations with his own 12½-inch reflecting telescope with which he is seen in the photograph.

 
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