Operation: Outer Space is a science fiction novel by Murray Leinster first published in 1954.
A Thrilling Tale of a Space Ship's Voyage to the Moon--and Beyond!
The world's first interstellar flight is financed by making it into a television show.
Jed Cochrane is about to take off on man's first interstellar voyage.
His mission: Make sure it's good television!
Galaxy reviewer Groff Conklin praised the novel as "a fast-paced, sardonic job that is primarily a satire on the future of mass communications."
Murray Leinster (1896-1975) was a pen name of William Fitzgerald Jenkins, an award-winning American writer of science fiction and alternate history. He wrote and published over 1,500 short stories and articles, 14 movie scripts, and hundreds of radio scripts and television plays.