During the war of the Succession of the United States, it was established in the city of Baltimore, in the state of Maryland, a new private club, very influential, where a condition sine qua non was imposed to all those that wanted filiar: to have imagined or at least perfected a weapon, any firearm. This age the Club of the Cannon. The resultant ócio of the peace came to dive the members of the Club of the Cannon in a lamentable inactividade. They arrived to ansear for the renewal of the hostilities. But this age now a vain hope. It was imposed to define a new objectivo, that allowed of new mobilizing the device and the passion of the members of the club for the development of the ballistics. Thus being, projecto was announced by the president of the club following: Knowing that any projéctil endowed with an initial speed of twelve yards for second, and directed for it, will arrive necessarily until there, remained to the members of the club to construct a cannon with being able and dimension enough to arrive... at the Moon! The proposal was received with enthusiastic outcries and in complete euphoria, not only in the club but for all America! To break daqui Júlio Verne it will go at great length to describe the preparativeses and the details of engineering of the biggest enterprise of all the times. In Of the Land to the Moon and in the a Return of the Moon, with more than an antecedence century, its capacity of forecast shows truily amazing: - the United States would launch the first vehicle constructed for the Man to go to the Moon.
- the size and the form of the ship would remember with great approach the module of command and service of the Apollo. - the crew would be composed for three men. - a competition for the choice of the place of the launching would go to have place between the Flórida and the Texas, which effectively was decided by the Congress in 1960, having the Flórida been with the place of launching and Houston, Texas with the Control center of Mission. - the ship of Verne would use retrofoguetes, technology that would come to be empregue for Neil Armstrong and its colleagues of crew in the trip for the Moon. - the first men to go to the Moon would return to the Land and would come to land on water in the Pacific Ocean, necessarily where Apollo 11 landed on water in July of 1969, 106 years after the launching of the workmanship of Júlio Verne, Of the Land to the Moon.