Science: Passport to Space

One of the learned members of the British Interplanetary Society,† dedicated to the promotion of "interplanetary exploration and communication," decided that tomorrow's astronauts would need something besides a three-stage rocket ship before they swished into space. With deadpan ceremony last week he issued to a few friends and colleagues a "British Stellar Passport," a blue-covered, gold-embossed booklet that looks for all the world like a standard British passport.

Included in the passport are bits of information that any traveler likes to know. There is a trip schedule based on the latest calculations of voyage times to the various planets. One column lists...

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