297. FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON & ALL AROUND THE MOON . JULES VERNE
FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON
& ALL AROUND THE MOON
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‘From the Earth to the Moon’ is an 1865 novel by Jules Verne. It tells the story of the Baltimore Gun Club, a post-American Civil War society of weapons enthusiasts, and their attempts to build an enormous Columbiad space gun and launch three people—the Gun Club’s president, his Philadelphian armor-making rival, and a French poet—in a projectile with the goal of a moon landing.
Having been fired out of the giant Columbiad space gun, the Baltimore Gun Club’s bullet-shaped projectile, along with its three passengers, Barbicane, Nicholl and Michael Ardan, begins the five-day trip to the moon. A few minutes into the journey, a small, bright asteroid passes within a few hundred yards of them, but does not collide with the projectile. The asteroid had been captured by the Earth’s gravity and had become a second moon.
The three travelers undergo a series of adventures and misadventures during the rest of the journey, ….