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From the Earth to the Moon
by Jules Verne
Binding: Paperback, 136 pages
Publisher: Aegypan
Weight: 0.45 pound
Dimension: H: 0.5 x L: 9 x W: 6.1 inches
ISBN 10: 1598184547
ISBN 13: 9781598184549
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Book Description:
Verne's 1865 tale of a trip to the moon is (as you'd expect from Verne) great fun, even if bits of it now seem, in retrospect, a little strange. Our rocket ship gets shot out of a cannon? To the moon? Goodness!

But in other ways it's full of eerie bits of business that turned out to be very near reality: he had the cost, when you adjust for inflation, almost exactly right. There are other similarities, too. Verne's cannon was named the Columbiad; the Apollo 11 command module was named Columbia. Apollo 11 had a three person crew, just as Verne's did; and both blasted off from the American state of Florida. Even the return to earth happened in more or less the same place.

Coincidence or fact!? We say you'll have to read this story yourself to judge.


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