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From the Earth to the Moon

From the Earth to the Moon is an 1865 novel by Jules Verne. It tells the story of the Baltimore Gun Club, a post-American Civil War society of weapons aficionados, and their attempts to build an enormous sky-facing Columbiad space gun and launch three people - the Gun Club's president, his Philadelphian armor-making rival, and a French poet - in a projectile with the goal of a moon landing.

The story is also notable in that Verne attempted to do some rough calculations as to the requirements for the cannon and, considering the comparative lack of any data on the subject at the time, some of his figures are surprisingly close to reality. However, his scenario turned out to be impractical for safe manned space travel since a much longer muzzle would have been required to reach escape velocity while limiting acceleration to survivable limits for the passengers. (from wikipedia.org)

Contents 14. Pickaxe and Trowel
01. The Gun Club 15. The Fete of the Casting
02. President Barbicane's Communication 16-17. The Columbiad and A Telegraphic Dispatch
03. Effect of the President's Communication 18. The Passenger of Atlanta
04. Reply from the Observatory of Cambridge 19. A Monster Meeting
05. The Romance of the Moon 20. Attack and Riposte
06. The Permissive Limits of Ignorance and
......Belief in the United States
21. How a Frenchman Manages an Affair
07. The Hymn of the Cannon-Ball 22. The New Citizen of the United States
08. The History of the Cannon 23. The Projectile-Vehicle
09. The Question of the Powders 24. The Telescope of the Rocky Mountains
10. One Enemy V. Twenty-Five Millions of Friends 25. Final Details
11. Florida and Texas 26. Fire!
12. Urbi et Orbi 27. Foul Weather
13. Stones Hill 28. A New Star

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