This is part II of his essay on manned space exploration.
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To review my points, in one instance Hollywood was abiding by the laws of physics and extrapolating a plausible and likely outcome of the near-future space technology. A single-stage-to-orbit (SSTO) vehicle was an achievement many of the scientists and engineers of that era felt was well within the scientific abilities of the day.
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