Travel To Distant Worlds – Gilzin

We now come to Travel to Distant Worlds by Karl Gilzin. This is a   very optimistic book about future, written at just the beginning of   space age.

travel to distant worlds

The youth throughout the world have been manifesting a great   interest in the problem of space travel. This interest has long   since ceased to be a question of idle curiosity: “Is space travel   possible?” Every pupil now knows the answer to this question. The   interest of our young people in the problem of space travel has   assumed quite concrete form. They want to know what interplanetary   flights are possible today, at the present level of scientific and   technical develop- ment, they want to know what achievements have   been attained in the de- velopment of remarkable reaction engines,   which will be the vital part of any interplanetary vessel. These   young people question the astronomers about the routes of future   cosmic flights. They question the doctors about the specific effects   of space travel on the human organism. They are interest- ed in the   possibility of a collision between a space ship and meteors, in the   possibility of using artificial satellites of the Earth and in many   other things.

In a few words, our youth are keenly interested in   all the problems covered by the science of space travel. This   science has already developed to such an extent, especially during   the past decade, that it is impossible even to attempt any detailed   account of its achievements in any one book.  If this publication   succeeds in replying to some of the questions put by our young   readers, if it arouses their greater interest and curiosity, its aim   will have been achieved.

This book was translated from the Russian by Pauline Rose and   illustrated by N. Kolchitsky and designed by G. Dauman. The book was   published by Foreign Languages Publishing House in 1957.

All credits to the Osmania University for releasing this book in
public domain and thanks to the Internet Archive for storing this book.

PDF | OCR | 12.9 MB | Pages: 272 |
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Table of Contents

Author’s Note 7

The World About Us (Introduction) 9

Part One
Chapter 1. A Bold Dream 14
Chapter 2. Prisoners of the Earth 18
Chapter 3. The Birth of Science 24

Part Two

Chapter 4. The Third Birth 31
Chapter 5. The Sound Barrier Is Broken Through! 38
Chapter 6. Harnessing Half a Million Horses 51
Chapter 7. “Dwindling” Projectiles and “Dwindling” Trains 61
Chapter 8. From the Rocket Plane to the Cosmic Ship 67

Part Three

Chapter 9. The Armour of the Atmosphere 77
Chapter 10. At the Threshold of Space 87
Chapter 11. Islands at the Terrestrial Shores 96
Chapter 12. On an Artificial Satellite 108

Part Four

Chapter 13. The First Goal – The Moon 129
Chapter 14. A Flight to the Planets 143
Chapter 15. Cosmic Routes 157
Chapter 16. The Take-Off and the Landing 178
Chapter 17. Hop, Step, and Jump 192

Part Five

Chapter 18. The Universe at the Service of Man 201
Chapter 19. On a Space Ship 211
Chapter 20. Do We Need Our Weight? 216
Chapter 21. Fatal Rays and Errant Missiles 225

Part Six

Chapter 22. From Moscow the Moon 235
Chapter 23. On to the Moon 251

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11 Responses to Travel To Distant Worlds – Gilzin

  1. gnv64 says:

    Thanks for this great book!
    I have re-worked on it & you can download my version from:


  2. m95 says:

    Thanks 4 all, great effort


  3. KS says:

    Sounds We Cannot Hear (1958)
    Author: Huddryavtsev,B.

    Another beauty made available by Osmania University in collaboration with Internet Archive.


  4. Anon says:

    SFE-Origin And Development Of Life On Earth – Voitkevich

    this is available here i see

    OCR is not there for now. If anyone can do ocr it will be great.


  5. m95 says:

    v nice post, thanks a lot


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