MANNERS & MORALS: Away From It All


Manhattan's Hayden Planetarium was really only kidding. It wanted to show the public what was known about journeys into space; trips to the moon were no longer comic-book fantasies, said the planetarium, but a definite possibility—perhaps before the century is out. Tongue in cheek, the planetarium began taking reservations and faithfully promised to turn them over to the first interplanetary travel agency, when & if.

Applicants were to "check tour desired" —in the order of their distance: the moon (240,000 miles, 9½ hours); Venus, Mars, Jupiter, or Saturn (790 million...

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