Science: Pushbutton Preview

Tomorrow's pushbutton war got its first full-dress showing last week at White Sands Proving Ground, New Mexico. On a dusty desert flat, surrounded by Salvador Dali mountains, hundreds of newsmen, photographers, scientists, U.S. and British generals, crouched behind hummocks at a safe distance. They watched a scene to horrify any man with imagination.

Beside a pyramidal concrete blockhouse with 10-ft. walls and a roof 35 ft. thick stood a German V-2 rocket, sleek, 46 ft. tall, bright yellow and black, with a German pin-up girl painted on its side. Its four tail-fins...

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