This paper presents preliminary results of orbital investigations by a data processing machine aimed at the utilisation of the lunar gravitational field in interplanetary travel. The lunar field is utilised in two successive steps. In the first step a spacecraft in an Earth-bound orbit is deviated into an orbit similar to but separated from the Earth's orbit around the Sun. In a successive approach between the spacecraft and the Earth-Moon system the combined fields of the Earth and the Moon are utilised as a means to convey to the spacecraft a main portion of the momentum required in order to carry it to the proximity of Venus. A substantial portion of the fuel required for space travel can be saved by this kind of procedure.