Science: Space Director

As Tiros I spun skyward last week, a stocky, dark-thatched man sat in NASA's Washington headquarters, scanning electronic returns and helping nurse the new space baby into orbit. He was Abe Silverstein, NASA's director of space flight programs, and a living answer to the notion that able scientists do not enjoy working for government. Silverstein has been employed by the U.S. government for 30 of his 51 years, and he still likes his job well enough to stay at it for ten or eleven hours a day and for six days a week during...

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