[mentioned in passing] Astronomer under whom D. D.
Harriman hoped to work at Yerkes Observatory, before he learned he could
not afford college.
D. Harriman's wife. She opposed his "wild schemes" such as sending a
rocket to the moon.
Delos D. Harriman
Business tycoon who inspired and largely funded many space-related
endeavors, including the first trip to the moon. Harriman is mentioned
indirectly in most of the Future History stories, mostly in businesses and
institutions bearing his name. In "Requiem", he secretly financed a moon
rocket to take him personally to the Moon, launching in spite of legal
attempts to stop him; and died shortly after landing on the lunar surface.
Harriman Scholarships is mentioned as a program financed by his
investments in lunar companies.
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."