The Complete Book of Outer Space

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The Complete Book of Outer Space
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Dust-jacket from the first book publication
Author edited by Jeffrey Logan
Illustrator Frank R. Paul et al.
Cover artist Chesley Bonestell
Country United States
Language English
Subject Space exploration
Publisher Gnome Press
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 144 pp
OCLC 6824625

The Complete Book of Outer Space is a 1953 collection of essays about space exploration edited by Jeffrey Logan. It first appeared as a magazine, published by Maco Magazine Corp. The first book publication was by Gnome Press in 1953 in an edition of 3,000 copies.


  • Preface, by Kenneth MacLeish
  • "A Preview of the Future: Introduction", by Jeffrey Logan
  • "Development of the Space Ship", by Willy Ley
  • "Station in Space", by Wernher von Braun
  • "Space Medicine", by Heinz Haber
  • "Space Suits", by Donald H. Menzel
  • "The High Altitude Program", by Robert P. Haviland
  • "History of the Rocket Engine", by James H. Wyld
  • "Legal Aspects of Space Travel", by Oscar Schachter
  • "Exploitation of the Moon", by Hugo Gernsback
  • "Life Beyond the Earth", by Willy Ley
  • "Interstellar Flight", by Leslie R. Shepard
  • "The Spaceship in Science Fiction", by Jeffrey Logan
  • "Plea for a Coordinated Space Program", by Wernher von Braun
  • "The Flying Saucer Myth", by Jeffrey Logan
  • "The Panel of Experts"
  • "Chart of the Moon Voyage"
  • "Chart of the Voyage to Mars"
  • "Timetables and Weights"
  • "A Space Travel Dictionary"


  • Chalker, Jack L.; Mark Owings (1998). The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Bibliographic History, 1923-1998. Westminster, MD and Baltimore: Mirage Press, Ltd. p. 299.