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By William Roy Shelton

Certain historical past of the yankee house application to 1967. 367 pages. Hardcover. Little, Brown and corporate.

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Rocketmen. In late 1956 — United concern of Van- stories of the early — before Sputnik States participation in space was chiefly the a small core of professional missilemen scat- tered from California to large and educators in Cape Canaveral. The public particular at had not yet been aroused over our slow scientific progress. Officials in Washington had made only token direct our conquest of space. It efforts to organize and was true President Eisen- hower had announced on July 29, 1955, that the United States would attempt to launch a series of small satellites during the International Geophysical Year which began in July 1957, but this was a small and limited program indeed compared with what we now know the Russians had undertaken.

Secretary to answer bile to it, then drum up some installed, hit the business. instrumenta- they hired a road in their automo- As they traveled across the United States, they frequently had to sleep in their car. Their judgment proved sound. , became a multimiUion-dollar Florida factories near the Cape. company to the launch of 28,700-pound German V-2 rocket that rose fifteen trace the origin of their miles and opened the curtain at The Cape Canaveral. next missile launched from the Cape was a Martin Matador, later dor was a known as the TM-7 1.

Rocket. The towers, with their surrounding galaxy by the of ground Ughts, looked like island cities separated dark wastes of palmetto scrub. Along the south shore, the Vanguard complex seemed ponderous bulk of ICBM Vanguard tower was far IRBM and Compared with the launch the small. from imposing. It facilities differed from other towers mainly in a heavy red crane which angled from Vanguard tower appeared the bird, concealing white up eighth and top story. Because of the crane, the its steel it to in a latticework.

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