The cratered surface of the moon sped past in total silence. Menem absorbed in his instruments felt the first bump and looked up. Instantly he could see the rocky cloud of boulders crashing toward Explorer 2 at tremendous speed. With eyes full of terror he screamed out “Stan, get to your seat!” Stan dashed into the control room eyes wide and white faced. Menem felt the ship twist in the air violently as the room exploded in fire around him. Then a fearsome explosion sent him into oblivion. Pieces of the ship glowing from the heat of destruction blasted out into the void cascading into a huge firestorm as a single glowing object rocketed out and away from the path of the debris.
WILLIAM (BILL) EMMETT was born in Girraween, NSW, in 1939. He is a graduate of the University of NSW where he obtained a degree in Industrial Chemistry, specialising in Ceramics. A past Chief General Manger and Director of Bristile Limited, he was involved in developing many processes that are used in modern brickmaking today. Bill’s keen interest in sailing, science and astronomy, and his curiosity about the future possibilities for mankind, has led to the writing of this book.