Science: Glimpses of the Moon

Astronauts (people who dream of traveling through interstellar space) have been sleeping dreamlessly since the war began. Reasons: 1) lack of materials for building space ships; 2) the drafting of astronauts for more immediate work on military rockets. But by last week many enthusiasts were stirring in their sleep and dreaming again of the interplanetary takeoff.

"Flight into outer space," exclaimed Harry Harper, a spokesman for the new Combined British Astronautical Societies, "is no longer a Jules Verne or Wellsian dream." His British group includes able young chemists, physicists and plane engineers. In...