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Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

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    10:16p
    An interesting early interplanetary voyage.
    Someone recently brought an 1847 pamphlet to my attention:

    ORRIN LINDSAY'S
    PLAN OF
    AERIAL NAVIGATION,
    WITH A NARRATIVE OF HIS EXPLORATIONS IN THE
    HIGHER REGIONS OF THE ATMOSPHERE,
    AND HIS WONDERFUL
    VOYAGE ROUND THE MOON!
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Edited by J. L. RIDDELL, M.D.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


    Which is basically a "serious scientific paper" about experiments with something that sounds a lot like Cavorite, which pre-dates Wells by 54 years.

    I've put it on line here.

    http://www.forgottenfutures.co.uk/lindsay/moon.htm

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