|Genre:||Science fiction novella|
|Preceded by:||Farmer in the Sky|
|Followed by:||The Bulletin Board|
“Destination Moon” is a novella by science fiction author Robert A. Heinlein, first published in the September 1950 issue of Short Stories magazine.
It is an adaptation of Heinlein’s own screenplay for the 1950 feature film Destination Moon.
When Luna’s crew find out that their atomic‐powered rocket ship will not be allowed to make America’s first‐ever flight to the moon, the three men decide to take off immediately, before government bureaucrats can stop them. With the help of an engineer they convince to come along, the four men blast off on a tough and dangerous voyage, overcoming near‐insuperable odds to reach and land on the moon.