Science: The House on 91st Street

Real rocket tests, such as last week's at Cocoa (see above) are expensive items in any nation's budget. The missile itself, including development cost, may represent many hundred thousand dollars. To follow its flight requires a network of observation posts with radar, telescopes, radio locators and other intricate instruments specially designed for the purpose.

Much cheaper are the "test flights" performed for the Navy by the Reeves Instrument Corp., subsidiary of Claude Neon Inc. Reeves's rockets do not fly out of the heavily guarded laboratory on Manhattan's 91st Street. They are only electronic signals in an analogue computer's brain, but they...