The second book produced by Umberto Eco and Eugenio Carmi was 'The Three Astronauts' published in 1966. Umberto Eco placed the space race (as he had the arms race in; 'The Bomb and the General') into the language of a fable, and through the reduction / removal of rhetoric and adult potence puts a mirror up to the madness.
This book shows that it just takes a little time to see that all life is connected and all has the same core ability, experience and response . . . to reach understanding and agreement.
Below is an interview with Eugenio Carmi about 'The Three Astronauts' in preparation for an opera derived from this book.