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The Conquest of Space: Apogee Books Space Series 27 Hardcover – September 1, 2002

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"Apogee Books has done a great service in reprinting this work, which still today is uplifting and inspiring." -- New Federalist, January 20, 2003

"Despite its literary and artistic faults the book cannot but capture the imagination of a reader interested in science." -- New York Times, January 10, 1932

"My encounter with The Conquest of Space was one of the turning points in my life..." -- Arthur C. Clare, June 5,2002

"The book is riveting. ...I could not put it down. It is of immense historical importance, . . ." -- Sir Patrick Moore, The Observatory Magazine, June 2003,

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"David Lasser stands as one of the least-known but extraordinary pioneers of spaceflight. In 1930 he wrote this book - the first book ever written in the English language to address the notion of spaceflight as a serious possibility.

The Conquest of Space has not been in print since 1931 and yet it still stands up to scrutiny. The lucid style with which Lasser explains the basic concepts of rocketry make it a delight for anyone to read.

The Conquest of Space is a milestone work of spaceflight literature and was state of the art in 1931. No space enthusuast's library is complete without it."

Robert Godwin

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