Science: American-Made

Home-grown U.S. rockets are getting better. The Army & Navy announced last week that a rocket called the Aerobee had risen 78 miles above White Sands, N.Mex. and reached a speed of 3,000 m.p.h. (see cut). This performance was not anywhere near as good as the record (114 miles up and 3,500 m.p.h.) of the German V25 that were built during the war.

But presumably U.S. rocketmen are making progress. To judge from the photograph (the only information released), the Aerobee is much slimmer and lighter than the V2. It is probably an experimental model...

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