Time At 40: may 10, 1963

SCIENCE AND INVENTION," said the original prospectus for TIME, written 40 years ago, "will contain a special column on 'Radio' in which the latest activities and developments in that branch of science will be chronicled by a radio expert in terms that a novice can understand."

That is a reminder of how long ago it was, and how much has happened on earth and in space since then.

But then there was another part of the prospectus, in which the two young men who were daring to launch this experiment ­considered brash and unrealistic by...

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