Former government engineer hired by Skyways
and recruited by D. D. Harriman to work on the Moon rocket.
Food trust subsidiary of the Harriman corporations.
Company that advertised that its products would be used in the moon rocket
Chairman of the board of directors of the Harriman
Trust. He bought up other members' rights to lunar development, joined the
partnership financing the moon trip, and tried to acquire a controlling
Woman who filed suit after the explosion of the power satellite, claiming
it caused the congenital crippling of her child, who was born at the moment of
the explosion. D. D.
Harriman adamantly opposed settling out of court, for fear of encouraging
President of the Moka-Coka
company, cola drink manufacturers. D. D.
Harriman visited him to get support for the Moonflight project.
Broadcast executive with whom D. D.
Harriman discussed beaming transmissions from the Moon.
Artificial isotopes developed by engineers working for D. D.
Harriman. The fuel could be used in space flight. (Developed in "Blowups
Happen", but not called there by this name. See Gus
Erickson and Cal
D. Harriman's wife. She opposed his "wild schemes" such as sending a
rocket to the moon.
Delos D. Harriman
businessman and developer whose lifelong dream was to go to the moon. He
threw all of his resources and his considerable influence into the project,
but was at the last denied the opportunity to go himself. Harriman is
mentioned indirectly in most of the Future History stories, mostly in
businesses and institutions bearing his name. In "The Man Who Sold the Moon",
the following are mentioned: Harriman & Strong, a development firm
in which he was a partner with George
Strong; Harriman Enterprises, the contractor that financed Space
Station One and employed many of the workers on it; Harriman Trust,
parent company of other businesses owned by Harriman.
[mentioned in passing] As traditional highways were
replaced by automated roadways, communities sprang up along the roadways'
routes,and often the roadways were large enough to include buildings and small
communities on the moving surface. As the roadtowns grew, many old cities and
towns were largely abandoned, and new municipal boundaries were defined by the
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."