National Affairs: Capital Notes: Jan. 27, 1961

L.B.J. in Orbit

Vice President Lyndon Johnson, who in keeping with his new office now wears a discreet grey fedora instead of a wide-brimmed Stetson, is taking seriously his responsibility as chairman of the National Aeronautics and Space Council. After a Kennedy task force recently submitted its report on the nation's space goals, Lyndon flew off to Texas to study the document, came up with some recommendations of his own. Among them: tighter Government control of space activities, a priority list for projects, a crash program, if necessary, to develop more powerful rocket boosters.

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