someone who travels in space on rockets
Mars, Venus and Jupiter had been visited by Rocket men… Amazing things were learned by Rocket men who went to Venus.
Space-struck, both of them…. But I never heard of even a nutty rocket-man who would monkey with a comet!
In ship No. Fifty-one, half-way from Moon to Mars, four stubbled faces turned to a common, grinning regard as the pounding roar of the rockets died away at last. The skipper, the rocketman, the navigator, the spacehand.
To see Earth and the Moon grow small, to behold the Sun dwindling to an unimpressive star, is an experience which has unnerved many a hardy rocket man.
He held a torcher’s contempt for the vast distance itself. Older pilots thought of interplanetary trips with a rocketman’s bias in terms of years—trips that a torch ship with steady acceleration covered in days.
I was a Rocketman 3/c on the Moon, guarding the Aristarchus base against invaders from outer space.
Joe Wenders, furloughed rocketman, sat on his couch…and started at the photographs on his wall. Earthrise over the Moon. Ed White taking a space walk a few years before his death in Apollo 1.
Salt Lake Tribune
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