Science: Mooning

Far greater than the sum (10,000 francs, or about $390) is the honor attached to the annual R. E. P.-Hirsch prize of the French Astronomical Society. Far greater than the practical effect was the imaginative content of the work for which a young German named Oberth, experimenting in Rumania, last week received this year's Hirsch award.

Getting to the moon was the object of Herr Oberth's researches. The Society considered that he had actually made progress toward ''practical interstellar navigation." The problem begins, and so far has ended, with the forces by which Earth...

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