October 1938

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British Purchasing Commission ordered 200 Lockheed Hudsons (military version of Super Electra airliner), the first American-built aircraft to see operational service with the RAF in World War II.

All-wood British de Havilland Mosquito twin-engine bomber conceived, official order for 50 received on March 1, 1940.

The Sun-World of Soldus a science fiction story by American Interplanetary Society founder Nathaniel Schachner appears in Astounding Science Fiction magazine.

In the October issue of the Bulletin of the BIS Ralph A. Smith takes on the critics of the proposed BIS lunar vehicle. Meanwhile Arthur C. Clarke recommends the readers to see both Disney's Silly Symphony for its interstellar scenes and Georges Melies' Trip to the Moon.