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Mae and Ira Freeman, are experts in bringing science to the public and especially to young people. They pioneered in the use of simple home experiments to make clear and illustrate scientific facts. Dr. Freeman is Professor of Physics at Rutgers University and is the author of many scientific papers and technical books. He is also active in many phases of public education in science. Mrs. Freeman has written a number of books for children, including a biography of Albert Einstein, and has collaborated with Dr. Freeman in writing several science books for young readers. Among their books are FUN WITH SCIENCE, FUN WITH ASTRONOMY, FUN WITH FIGURES, and FUN WITH CHEMISTRY. In addition Dr. Freeman has written ALL ABOUT THE ATOM, ALL ABOUT THE WONDERS OF CHEMISTRY, and ALL ABOUT ELECTRICITY for young readers. (From the You Will Go to the Moon bookjacket).

Willy Ley, adviser to Collier's on the symposium, and author of Rockets, Missiles, and Space Travel, is perhaps the best-known science writer in the United States today. Originally a paleontologist, he was one of the founders of the German Rocket Society, and Dr. Wernher von Braun's first tutor in rocket research.

Fletcher Pratt of New York has written more than forty books on all sorts of subjects, from cooking to rockets. He was one of the founders of the American Interplanetary society which later became the Rocket society. He studied in Paris and can read seven languages. During World War II he spent much of his time as a war correspondent with the Navy. He is the author of a number of children's books including Rockets, Jets, Guided Missiles and Space Ships; By Space Ship to the Moon; and Famous Inventors and Their Inventions. When not in New York, Mr Pratt lives in a rambling old house in New Jersey overlooking the ocean with his wife and a small black cat named Mephistopheles." (from AARandJ 1955 book jacket).

Cornelius Ryan, the editor, was a correspondant with the Ninth Air Force and the U.S. Third Army in Europe during World War II and later was attached to General MacArthur's headquarters in Japan. He subsequently co-authored two books, one on the occupation of Japan, the other a biography of General MacArthur. He was present at the Bikini atom-bomb tests, and later covered the war in Israel. He joined Collier's as an associate editor in February 1951.(from the book jacket )

William F. Temple, is well known in England as an authoritative writer on interplanetary flight. At one time Editor of the Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, he was one of the earliest members of the Society. His science-fiction stories have been appearing regularly in both British and American magazines. (from the 1954 book jacket).

Dr. Wernher von Braun, technical director of the U.S. Army Ordinance Guided Missles Development Group, is considered the foremost rocket engineer in the world today. He was brought to this country from Germany by the U.S. Government in 1945.(from the book jacket)

Dr. Fred L. Whipple, chairman, Department of Astronomy, Harvard University, is an outstanding astronomer, who has made a special study of the behavior of meteorites.