SPACE: Moonward Bound

During a lull in the mundane battle to find out where it stands in political Washington, the beleaguered 16-month-old National Aeronautics and Space Administration last week finally got around to telling where it intends to go. Unwrapped before the House Science and Astronautics Committee was a ten-year plan of space exploration calling for 260 satellite and space-probe launchings during the '60s, beginning with twelve launchings this year. Highlights of NASA's timetable:

1960. Test launchings of half a dozen new satellites and space vehicles, including the use of the new Thor-Delta rocket to send an instrumented payload to the vicinity of the...

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