Science: British Missile

Britain's Ministry of Supply released the first films of British ground-to-air guided missiles in action. Shot at the trial range at Aberporth, Wales, the films follow the launching and flight of the experimental missile, which reputedly can travel at 1,000 m.p.h. at heights up to 60,000 ft. The missiles are fueled with alcohol and liquid oxygen and presumably controlled by electronic computers on the ground. The filmed sequence, shown last week on NBC, starts (bottom left) as the missile heads skyward, powered by wraparound booster rockets, which begin to fall off (upper left) as the missile reaches top speed. The missile...