By Robert A. Heinlein
3 highschool scholars shaped the Galileo membership to percentage their pursuits in technological know-how and house exploration. yet they by no means imagined they'd group up with a nuclear physicist to build and team a rocket certain for the moon.
and so they by no means anticipated to realize a few strong enemies within the technique.
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I have made up my mind that the whole idea was a mistake. I am not going to the moon and that puts the kibosh on it. Wait a minute, Morrie! " "Sure. You can talk. " "Okay. But you'll see that things settle themselves. You have to have me to build the space drive. " "No maybes about it. You kids are learning a lot about atomics, fast. But you don't know enough. " "We could get a license on your patent, even without your permission," Ross put in. " "Maybe you could – if you could get another nuclear physicist to throw in with you.
We're through. " None of the boys said anything. He went on, raising his voice. "There won't be any trip to the moon. " Morrie looked at him impassively. " "Well, not quite, but that's a factor. What I meant-" "I've got some E-bonds," Ross announced, turning his bandaged head. "That's not the point," Cargraves answered, with great gentleness. "I appreciate the offer; don't think I don't. And don't think I want to give up. But I've had my eyes opened. It was foolish, foolish from the start, sheer folly.
We've got tower to spare; I don't see why we should knock ourselves out with higher acceleration than we have to just to get there a little sooner. The moon will wait. It's waited a long time. Chapter 9 – INTO THE LONELY DEPTHS "Anyhow," he added, "no matter what you say and no matter how many physics textbooks are written and studied, people still keep mixing up gunnery and rocketry. " Cargraves continued, seeing their expressions, "It strikes you as funny as a The-World-Is-Flat theory. " "No!