AVIATION: The General's Laboratory

When Lieut. General Elwood Ricardo Quesada retired from the Air Force in 1951, he had behind him 25 years of service and the experience of commanding the AEC's first thermonuclear tests at Eniwetok (TIME, April 2, 1951). Last week "Pete" Quesada, now 50 and a Lockheed Aircraft Corp. vice president, got a chance to put both his military and scientific knowledge to good use. In Burbank, Calif., Lockheed announced that it was spending $10 million to set up a new scientific laboratory for advanced research by its missiles division. As the lab's boss, Airman Quesada will run it more like...

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