A Heinlein Concordance

created by M. E. Cowan

Robert A Heinlein

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From the stories:   A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W XYZ
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A Heinlein Concordance 2004 M.E.Cowan

 

Rocket Ship Galileo


Maurice Abrams
Usually called Morrie. Part of Donald Cargraves' rocket crew, licensed as a rocket pilot. He was the official astronomer of the Galileo Marching-and-Chowder Society. His family objected less to his working on the moon rocket than the other boys'. Morrie's uncle, Bernard Abrams, was a surgeon.

Atomic Energy Commission
It was responsible for overseeing power plants, ships, and other uses of atomic energy.
(also in other stories)

Atomic Energy for Military Purposes
Book by Smyth, included in the Galileo Marching-and-Chowder Society library.

Baldwin Locomotives
Company from which Donald Cargraves considered ordering a dynamometer when his original order was cancelled.

books
The Galileo Marching-and-Chowder Society library contained scientific reference books and textbooks along with classic science-fiction novels.
(also in other stories)

Captain James Brown
Alias used by the leader of the First Lunar Expedition when he contacted the Galileo before blowing it up.

Buchanan (no first name)
Federal ranger in the district where Donald Cargraves acquired the use of rocket testing ground.

Donald Cargraves
Art Mueller's uncle, a noted atomic physicist. He recruited Art, Ross Jenkins, and Morrie Abrams to help him build a moon rocket, overcoming political opposition to complete the project. Not only was the launch a success, but on the Moon he and the boys discovered and defeated a secret Nazi base, returning to Earth as heroes. 

Central New Mexico Insane Asylum
Federal ranger Buchanan's name for the proving ground where Donald Cargraves built his moon rocket.

City of Detroit
Name that the Galileo crew bestowed on the Wotan after they captured it.

Davidson (no first name)
[mentioned in passing] Expert in atomics.
(also in other stories)

DeCamp (no first name)
[mentioned in passing] Designer of the joints in the spacesuits (actually stratosphere suits) that Donald Cargraves purchased.
(also in other stories)

District of Columbia Rocket Port
Landing site of the City of Detroit (formerly the Wotan).

First Lunar Expedition
Nazi group that reached the moon and established a base before the Galileo. They bombed that ship after Art Mueller made radio contact with them, to prevent word of their existence reaching Earth. They were part of a plan to re-establish the Third Reich and conquer all of Earth.

Galileo
Name of the moon rocket built by Donald Cargraves with the help of Art Mueller, Ross Jenkins, and Morrie Abrams. It was destroyed by a Nazi ship after they landed on the moon. Other names proposed for it and rejected include Einstein, Starstruck VI, Pioneer, and Thor.

Galileo Marching-and-Chowder Society
Rocketry club formed by Ross Jenkins, Art Mueller, and Morrie Abrams. They collected a library under its auspices.

Gamov (no first name)
[mentioned in passing] Author of a book on atomics.

Global Association of Atomic Scientists
Organization to which Donald Cargraves belonged, which enabled him to acquire atomic fuel for experimentation (actually to load into the moon rocket).

The Handbook of Chemistry and Physics
Book included in the Galileo Marching-and-Chowder Society library.

Handbook of Mechanical Engineering
Book included in the Galileo Marching-and-Chowder Society clubhouse library.

Albert Jenkins
Ross Jenkins' father, a retired electrical engineer.

Martha Jenkins
Ross Jenkins' mother, who argued in favor of Ross going to the Moon, after initial opposition.

Ross Jenkins
His parents owned the land on which the Galileo Marching-and-Chowder Society tested rockets; he was the Club chemist specializing in rocket fuel. His father initially forbade him to postpone school to go to the Moon with Donald Cargraves, but did allow him to work on the rocket during the summer. After Ross' mother changed her mind, Ross was also permitted to go to the Moon.

Joe (no last name)
The crew's name for the ballistic computer in the Galileo.
(also in other stories)

Dr. Larksbee (no first name)
Atomic Energy Commission member who authorized Donald Cargraves' experiments with thorium, which he used in developing the moon rocket's power plant.

Friedrich Lenz
Second class sergeant-technician in the Nazi moon base. He was captured in the Galileo crew's counterattack, but was killed by his superior officer to keep him from instructing the Americans in the Nazi moonship's operation.

Ley (no first name)
Scientist cited by Donald Cargraves as having calculated the chance of being hit by a meteor during a trip to the moon.

Lunar Expedition Number One
See First Lunar Expedition.

Art Mueller
Member of the Galileo Marching-and-Chowder Society. He and his mother ran a store. A member of Donald Cargraves' crew building and piloting a rocket to the Moon, he was the photographer for the rocket tests as well as a ham radio operator.

Grace Cargraves Mueller
Art's mother, widowed when Art was a baby.

Hans Mueller
Art's late father. He had been sent to a concentration camp by the Nazis for refusing to do research for them. He was released through his American wife's efforts, but died soon after.

Nature of the Physical World
[mentioned in passing] Book by Eddington included in the
North American Atomics
Donald Cargraves' former employer. He quit to pursue his own research.

Old Ross Place
Ross Jenkins' family farm, no longer worked.

Pollard (no first name)
Expert in atomics, mentioned by Morrie Abrams.

Rockets
[mentioned in passing] Book by Willy Ley, included in the Galileo Marching-and-Chowder Society library.

Seven Famous Novels
[mentioned in passing] A collection of novels by H. G. Wells, included in the Galileo Marching-and-Chowder Society clubhouse library.

Smyth (no first name)
[mentioned in passing] Author of Atomic Energy for Military Purposes, a book included in the Galileo Marching-and-Chowder Society clubhouse library.

"Some Verified Experimental Factors in Space Flight"
Paper that Donald Cargraves intended to write after the moon flight.

Spaatz Field
[mentioned in passing] Testing ground for rocket pilots.

Starstruck
Series of rockets built and tested by Ross Jenkins. They usually exploded during the test.

Swanson (no first name)
State Patrol sergeant who worked crowd control at the moon rocket launch. He was sympathetic to the Galileo crew; when a process server attempted to stop the launch, he took the man into custody.

Captain Taylor (no first name)
[mentioned in passing] Either a state patrolman or a forest ranger, assigned to the locale where Donald Cargraves built the moon rocket.

Technical Institute
School that Art Mueller, Ross Jenkins, and Morrie Abrams had planned to attend before they got involved with the moon rocket.

V-17
Model of rocket used as a freighter; when manned freight rockets were superseded by robot-controlled, many V-17s were converted to passenger service.

Jules Verne
His books were kept in the Galileo Marching-and-Chowder Society clubhouse.
(also in other stories)

Helmut Von Hartwick
Lieutenant colonel and executive officer in the Nazis' First Lunar Expedition. Captured by the Galileo crew after their ship was destroyed, he killed his sergeant to keep him from teaching the Americans how to pilot the Nazi ship but was himself forced to help them.

H. G. Wells
His books were included in the Galileo-Marching-and-Chowder Society library.

When The Earth Trembled
Book by H. Rider Haggard, included in the Galileo Marching-and-Chowder Society library.

Wotan
Spaceship used by the Nazis' First Lunar Expedition. It was appropriated by the crew of the Galileo after that ship was destroyed.

 


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