He knew now that Fernand 60O 10 had carried off his sweetheart in a space-flyer and that the machine by this time was probably far out from the earth’s boundary, headed for unknown parts, where it would be practically impossible to follow without knowing the direction of the fleeing machine.
It is one thing to construct a practical space flyer which fits many conditions theoretically, but it is another thing altogether to navigate it successfully in space.
Once the space flyer has reached the critical speed, it will continue to revolve around the earth.
For some minutes he strolled erratically, this way and that, then, seized with a sudden inspiration sidled close to the side of the great spaceflyer lying in its cradle.
Twenty or more Earth stations, about six of which would maintain radio contact with the space-flyer.
I see you have a private space flyer here. Do you use it to go out to the Radiant?
Hugo Gernsback, "Ralph 124C 41+"
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