|Race to the Planets (Mechanix Illustrated, July 1947)|
At 50,000 feet, speeding at 500 mph, the Moon-
bound space ship leaves the back of the carrier
plane. Its rockets thunder. It is on its own!
Lowering atomic space ship to back of
plane which will release it at high speed
in the stratosphere.
Interior during the "free flight" period of trip,
when travel is by momentum only. The crew
seem no longer to be subject to the law of