I slacked off a bit with my posting. lol
OK Space Cadet. published as a novel in 1948. Part of the Scribner’s “juvenile” series. It tells the story of a young man who joins the Space Patrol and his experiences as he progresses to a cadet on a spaceship and subsequent adventure on Venus ( long before any space probes arrived and when it was considered it would be a swampy jungle infested planet. not the toxic atmosphere we now know it is)
Overall I liked it. It basically translates the setting of a current military academy into space.