„Ten years on the moon could tell us more about the universe than a thousand years on the earth might be able to.“

What Can We Expect of the Moon?" in The American Legion Magazine, March 1965
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американский писатель-фантаст, популяризатор науки, биохимик 1920 - 1992

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