Science: Eager Spaceport

U.S. spacemen returning from their high ride splash their frail capsules in the hostile sea. Costly fleets of ships and aircraft are required for their rescue, and many a U.S. spaceman is convinced that the craft would be far better off landing on land. The best space landing spot in the U.S., says the Bulletin of the Holloman, N. Mex., section of the American Rocket Society, is right near Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico.

The first big U.S. rockets came down on dry land at the Army's White Sands Proving Ground in New Mexico's arid Tularosa Basin north of...

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