Operation: Outer Space

Murray Leinster
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Operation: Outer Space


This story centers on the development of a FTL space travel system that allows the overcrowded Earth to find release on human-habitable planets far away with little or no travel time.

Unfotunately, the people involved are not the best suited to space exploration and ship piloting, as they have all developed serious mental instabilities as a result of trying to survive in the congested and unstable social realm that Earth has become. This brings up a number of challenges and setbacks for the hero and his crew.

Although somewhat dated, still one of Leinster's better stories, and worth reading.