Flying arena in Luna
City. The area was actually the air storage tank for the city, a natural
formation; but the large size, light gravity, and higher-than-normal air
pressure made it ideal for flying.
Actress and tourist to whom Holly
Jones was assigned as a guide. When Holly passed her on to Jeff
Hardesty for an outside tour, Jeff apparently developed a crush on her,
and to Holly's dismay began spending all his time with her. He persuaded Holly
to teach Ariel how to fly, and when Ariel lost control Holly saved her from a
possibly fatal crash landing. They parted friends when Ariel returned to
Site in Luna
City, from its name probably a vast cavern.
A student at Goddard
Institute in Luna
City, a friend of Holly
Jones and her partner in spaceship designing. Though she claimed the
relationship was strictly business, she was greatly annoyed by the time and
attention he lavished on Ariel
Brentwood, an actress and tourist from Earth. But when Holly broke both
arms saving Ariel from a fall while flying, Jeff was completely concerned for
her and barely noticed Ariel. There are strong hints that the two would
eventually marry, but Holly still intended to be engineering partners.
Mrs. Hardesty (no first name)
Jeff's mother appears briefly.
Third-generation Lunarite, a 15-year-old student at Tech High who worked
as a tourist guide but planned to become a spaceship designer with her friend
Society was founded by Virginia Heinlein on behalf of her husband, science
fiction author Robert Anson Heinlein, to "pay forward" the legacy of Robert A. Heinlein to future generations of "Heinlein's Children."