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Down with Pessimists!

In a rich mix of fiction and science, fact and speculation, Ben Bova presents the Promethean pioneers whose technologic genius fuels our dreams --- and our future.

Discover the exciting adventures of Sam Gunn --- first man to rig a still on the moon; and Chet Kinsman, first to try zero-gee seduction. The man who tamed hurricans and the man whose vision of orbital immortality lost him all he loved on Earth. The day politics, media and bio-engineering met, and the day an assassin took aim on the stars...
Plus the equally thrilling stories of the real pioneers of space industry and defence; Carl Sagan's quest to find intelligent life in the universe; how wealth and riches fall from the sky; and the potential pleasure of romance in orbit.

The next time the headlines belong to anti-science pessimists, remember --- tomorrow belongs to Prometheans, the dreamers who steal fire and tame stars.

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  • Print Length: 289 Pages
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