SPACE: Lost & Unfound

SPACE Lost & Unfound As a step toward the goal of sending a man into space with a high probability of getting him back alive, the Defense Department's Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) set out early this year on a new venture: the Discoverer Program, to send satellites into orbit and then try to recover the payload capsules after they had made several trips around the earth. The Discoverer Program's score up to last week: launchings, seven; satellites put into orbit, five; recovery attempts, four; recoveries, none.

From a launching pad at California's...

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