Science: Planet Plans

Four men who hope some day to flit from planet to planet in rocket planes were last week making preparations to leave the earth. Inventor Maurice Poirer of Burbank, Calif., fired a miniature moon-plane from the top of a mountain, watched it crash to the bottom of San Francisquito Canyon. In Italy a 132-lb. rocket designed by another U. S. rocketeer, Dr. Darwin O. Lyon, exploded, seriously injured four mechanics. In Vienna, the Meteorological Institute of Urania heard Professor Hermann Oberth tell how he hoped to reach Mars or Jupiter within 15 years....

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