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Article: All Aboard the Gemini (Opus 143/G.150b) (May 1963) 
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Post Article: All Aboard the Gemini (Opus 143/G.150b) (May 1963)
Heinlein's nonfiction article "All Aboard the Gemini," from the May 1963 Popular Mechanics, is available from Google Books. Illustrations are included.

http://books.google.com/books?id=ZOMDAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA112

The first two pages are taken up by a fictional space-ferry scenario set in 1984. Only then does Heinlein get around to mentioning Gemini. Could be a bit confusing to readers.

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I believe that piece was extensively rewritten by the PM editors. Has anyone compared Heinlein's original ms with the published piece?

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JamesGifford wrote:
I believe that piece was extensively rewritten by the PM editors. Has anyone compared Heinlein's original ms with the published piece?


I do have the original, from the Archive. Don't know when I'll have the time to take this suggestion.

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Take good care with the effort when you do find time. It's something I'd be deeply interested in and we can find a place here for a well-written analysis.


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Post Re: Article: All Aboard the Gemini (Opus 143/G.150b) (May 1963)
JamesGifford wrote:
I believe that piece was extensively rewritten by the PM editors. Has anyone compared Heinlein's original ms with the published piece?

Not a formal comparison -- but Heinlein's piece was mostly a fictionalization of a commercial orbital trip; they cut the dramatization and stuck different things in different places.


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