Crail's mother, who visited Allan and
Josephine MacRae when they returned to Earth. She apparently knew nothing
about conditions in Luna, and
understood less. Her late husband, Herbert Appleby, is mentioned briefly.
Business tycoon who inspired and largely funded many space-related
endeavors, including the first trip to the moon. Harriman is mentioned
indirectly in most of the Future History stories, mostly in businesses and
institutions bearing his name. In "'It's Great to Be Back!'", the Harriman
Foundation funded scientific research, and Harriman Tower was the headquarters
for applications for emigration to the Moon.
immigrant who, dissatisfied with living conditions there, returned to Earth,
only to realize that in spite of the inconvenience the Moon had become his
home. He reapplied and was accepted for permanent Lunar citizenship.
immigrant who, dissatisfied with living conditions in Luna, returned to Earth
and then realized that the Moon had become home; wife of Allan.
Hotel Moon Haven
[mentioned in passing] Establishment in Luna that allegedly
could compete with the finest on Earth.
Mothersill's Seasick Remedy
Probably an alcoholic beverage; Allan
MacRae drank it for "space sickness".
National City Bank
[mentioned in passing] Financial institution in Luna City.
[mentioned in passing] Newspaper or magazine column.
Simmons (no first name)
Missionary who shared a compartment with Josephine
and Allan MacRae on the trip back to Earth. His infant daughter Gloria had
no difficulty adjusting to free fall, but was distressed by full Earth
Society was founded by Virginia Heinlein on behalf of her husband, science
fiction author Robert Anson Heinlein, to "pay forward" the legacy of Robert A. Heinlein to future generations of "Heinlein's Children."