Space Cadet Author:Robert A. Heinlein The year is 2075. New cadets are being sworn in at the rocket ship training school at Terra Base, Colorado. — The commandant raises his hand: "Repeat after me: 'Of my own free will without reservation--'" — "Of my own free will without reservation--" — "I swear to uphold the peace of the Solar System... To defend the constitution of the Solar Fede... more »ration."
So Matt and Tex from Terra, Oscar from Venus, Pierre from one of Jupiter's moons, and others put on their uniforms and start their training and their strange adventures in the Solar Patrol.
Exciting, strange, weird, yet realistic and as scientific as a story projected into the future can be, this gives us some idea of what interplanetary communication may mean.« less