The Brick Moon
|"The Brick Moon"|
|Author||Edward Everett Hale|
|Published in||The Atlantic Monthly|
|Media type||Print (Paperback)|
"The Brick Moon" is a short story by Edward Everett Hale, published serially in The Atlantic Monthly starting in 1869. It is a work of speculative fiction containing the first known depiction of an artificial satellite.
"The Brick Moon" is written as if it were a journal. It describes the construction and launch into orbit of a sphere, 200 ft. in diameter, built of bricks. It is intended as a navigational aid, but is accidentally launched with people aboard. They survive, and so the story also provides the first known fictional description of a space station.
- "The Brick Moon and Other Stories by Edward Everett Hale". Project Gutenberg.
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- Mann, Adam (2012-01-25). "Strange Forgotten Space Station Concepts That Never Flew". Wired Magazine. Retrieved 2012-01-24.