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* Creator/IsaacAsimov's "Literature/TheCallistanMenace": Half the story takes place on the way to {{UsefulNotes/Jupiter}}, letting us get to know the characters and [[{{Foreshadowing}} setting up the tools needed to resolve the main conflict]].

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** "Literature/TheMartianWay": Travel between Earth or the [[ColonizedSolarSystem colonies]] isn't very [[CasualInterstellarTravel easy]] yet. Most of the story takes place out in space, as the protagonists travel around the solar system. The biggest trip is the inaugural effort of Martian colonists to the rings of {{UsefulNotes/Saturn}}, with the goal of capturing some of the ice and bringing it back to {{UsefulNotes/Mars}}.

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** And its sequel, ''Film/TwoThousandTenTheYearWeMakeContact.''


* Most of the run of ''Moony the Moon Man'' (the comic is no longer available online, sadly) was taken up with the titular little green Moon man's attempts to build a spaceship to get to Earth, because he was lonely.

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* Most of the run of ''Moony the Moon Man'' (the comic is no longer available online, sadly) was taken up with the titular [[LittleGreenMen little green Moon man's man's]] attempts to build a spaceship to get to Earth, because he was lonely.


* Most of the run of ''Moony the Moon Man'' (the comic is no longer available online, sadly) was taken up with the titular little green Moon man's attempts to build a spaceship to get to Earth.

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* Most of the run of ''Moony the Moon Man'' (the comic is no longer available online, sadly) was taken up with the titular little green Moon man's attempts to build a spaceship to get to Earth.Earth, because he was lonely.

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* Most of the run of ''Moony the Moon Man'' (the comic is no longer available online, sadly) was taken up with the titular little green Moon man's attempts to build a spaceship to get to Earth.


* ''Discworld/TheLastHero'' is a MagiTek version, with a group of explorers reaching the Literature/{{Discworld}}'s moon by means of a giant wooden bird powered by [[OurDragonsAreDifferent swamp dragons]].

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* ''Discworld/TheLastHero'' ''Literature/TheLastHero'' is a MagiTek version, with a group of explorers reaching the Literature/{{Discworld}}'s moon by means of a giant wooden bird powered by [[OurDragonsAreDifferent swamp dragons]].


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* The ''TabletopGame/{{Space 1889}}'' RPG took this trope and ran with it, featuring Victorian-era space colonies -- colonies, as in "Age of European Colonialism" -- on the Moon, Mars, and Venus.
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* The ''TabletopGame/{{Space 1889}}'' RPG took this trope and ran with it, featuring Victorian-era space colonies -- colonies, as in "Age of European Colonialism" -- on the Moon, Mars, and Venus.

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* The ''TabletopGame/{{Space 1889}}'' RPG took Apollo program, which probably turned this trope and ran with it, featuring Victorian-era space colonies -- colonies, as in "Age of European Colonialism" -- on the Moon, Mars, and Venus.
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* The Apollo program, which probably turned this into a DeadHorseTrope.

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* ''Radio/JourneyIntoSpace'':
** In ''Journey to the Moon'' / ''Operation Luna'', Jet, Lemmy, Doc and Mitch travel from the Earth to UsefulNotes/TheMoon in 1965.
** In both ''The Red Planet'' and ''The World in Peril'', the crew journey from UsefulNotes/TheMoon to UsefulNotes/{{Mars}}, first in 1971 and then again in 1972.
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* The UrExample is Lucian's ''Literature/TrueHistory'', the first work of western fiction about a voyage to the moon.

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* The UrExample is ''Literature/TrueHistory'': Lucian's ''Literature/TrueHistory'', UrExample is the first work of western fiction about a voyage to the moon.



* ''The Road to Mars'' is a 2014 collaborative Russian novel, written by 15 authors. The novel deals with the [[MultinationalTeam multinational crew]] of the spacecraft ''Ares'', sent to explore the red planet as part of a joint American/Russian/European mission with two crewmembers from each of these blocs. They are actually in a race to overtake the ''Millennium Boat'', a Chinese craft sent to the same destination a little earlier with only two crewmembers. Privately, though, some of the crewmembers on both vessels would much rather work together to ensure that everyone got home safely rather than win at any cost. After all, it's just them out there, with no other living soul for millions of miles. There is a supernatural component to the novel, though, which starts to affect the crew of the ''Ares''.

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* ''The Road to Mars'' is a ''Literature/TheRoadToMars'': This 2014 collaborative Russian novel, {{novel}} was written by 15 authors. The novel It deals with the [[MultinationalTeam multinational crew]] of the spacecraft ''Ares'', sent to explore the red planet as part of a joint American/Russian/European mission with two crewmembers from each of these blocs. They are actually in a race to overtake the ''Millennium Boat'', a Chinese craft sent to the same destination a little earlier with only two crewmembers. Privately, though, some of the crewmembers on both vessels would much rather work together to ensure that everyone got home safely rather than win at any cost. After all, it's just them out there, with no other living soul for millions of miles. There is a supernatural component to the novel, though, which starts to affect the crew of the ''Ares''.
* Creator/IsaacAsimov's "Literature/TheCallistanMenace": Half the story takes place on the way to {{UsefulNotes/Jupiter}}, letting us get to know the characters and [[{{Foreshadowing}} setting up the tools needed to resolve the main conflict]].



* ''[[Pinball/{{Pinbot}} Pin*Bot]]'' requires the player to advance across the Solar System, from Pluto to the Sun.

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* ''[[Pinball/{{Pinbot}} Pin*Bot]]'' ''Pinball/PinBot'': This game requires the player to advance across the Solar System, from Pluto to the Sun.



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* ''VideoGame/VoyageInspiredByJulesVerne'', being inspired by, of course, Jules Verne's story ''Literature/FromTheEarthToTheMoon'', involves Michel Ardan crash landing on the moon and encountering Selenites.



''To put it another way'', an Interplanetary Voyage is a specific type of science-fiction story that takes the phrase "getting there is half the fun" very literally. In most cases these stories focus just as much, if not more, on the actual process of traveling in space as they do on the destination itself. Nowadays, this is largely a DeadHorseTrope outside of parodies or GenreThrowback works--the fact that space travel actually exists now allows writers to spend less time establishing it and more time building alien worlds. As a result, Interplanetary Voyage stories are strongly associated with science fiction novels of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and with pulp magazines published during that era. Nevertheless, some modern writers still play this trope straight.

Contrast CasualInterplanetaryTravel, where travel between planets is so trivial that it is barely touched upon in the story.



* ''Film/TheMartian'', based on the aforementioned, eponymous novel.

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* ''Film/Apollo13'' probably comes closer to this trope than any other film based on a true story.
* ''Film/TheMartian'', based on the aforementioned, eponymous novel.
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* The Russian film ''Planeta Bur'' (Storm Planet, 1962) is about an expedition to Venus that discovers dinosaurs. Bit of a running theme, actually.

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* The Russian film ''Planeta Bur'' ''[[Film/PlanetOfStorms Planeta Bur]]'' (Storm Planet, 1962) is about an expedition to Venus that discovers dinosaurs. Bit of a running theme, actually.


[[WhenIWasYourAge You youngsters]] with your single-stage rockets and intertialess drives and horseless space shuttles have it easy. Back then, you had to build a balloon filled with evaporating morning dew, or strap on a giant rocket, or [[Film/ATripToTheMoon get shot out of a bloody cannon at the Man in the Moon and put his eye out]].

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[[WhenIWasYourAge You youngsters]] with your single-stage rockets and intertialess inertialess drives and horseless space shuttles have it easy. Back then, you had to build a balloon filled with evaporating morning dew, or strap on a giant rocket, or [[Film/ATripToTheMoon get shot out of a bloody cannon at the Man in the Moon and put his eye out]].


* A countless number of B-movies, such as ''Rocketship to Venus'', ''Film/RocketshipXM'', ''DestinationMoon'' and ''Film/ProjectMoonbase''.

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* A countless number of B-movies, such as ''Rocketship to Venus'', ''Film/RocketshipXM'', ''DestinationMoon'' ''Film/DestinationMoon'' and ''Film/ProjectMoonbase''.


* Creator/LarryNiven's short story "[[Literature/KnownSpace Becalmed in Hell]]" (1965), involving a trip to a hellishly hot Venus. "The Coldest Place" and "The Hole Man" were set on Mercury and Mars, respectively.

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* Creator/LarryNiven's short story "[[Literature/KnownSpace Becalmed in Hell]]" "Literature/BecalmedInHell" (1965), involving a trip to a hellishly hot Venus. "The Coldest Place" and "The Hole Man" were set on Mercury and Mars, respectively.

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