Science: Polaris out of the Sea

The Navy is gradually leaking information about missiles to be launched under water. In Missiles and Rockets, an article by Erik Bergaust gives intriguing details about the Polaris, an IRBM (Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile) that the Navy is developing with the help of the Army's famous missile center at Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Ala.

Launching rocket-propelled missiles from a submerged submarine is not a new idea (TIME. May 22, 1950). Rockets deliver the same kind of thrust under water that they do in air or a vacuum, so they can start their journeys from a considerable distance below the surface of the...

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