- Mass Market Paperback: 95 pages
- Publisher: Del Rey (August 12, 1986)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0345341023
- ISBN-13: 978-0345341020
- Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.8 x 7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 19 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,075,131 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Prelude to Space Mass Market Paperback – August 12, 1986
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No they didn't use "lunar orbit rendezvous" to land on the moon, but the method he foresaw would also have worked.
The ending of the story is the surprise.