- Now with an Historical Afterword by Ron Miller
- Includes the original illustrations
Featured in Ron Miller’s “The Conquest of Space Book Series.” In the decades preceding World War II, Germans and Austrians had every reason to believe that if anyone were to conquer space it would be them. Few nationalities had made as much progress in rocketry and astronautics in as short a period of time as they had. This is a young adult novel first published in 1928, about the first rocket ship flight to the moon, the story is based on the solid scientific work of Hermann Oberth and Max Valier and the lunatic pseudoscientific theories of Hans Horbiger. Gail was one of the most popular science fiction authors in Germany during the early 20th century.