Space: How Soon the Moon?

Since the flash fire that killed Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee last January, the Apollo program has been at a mournful standstill. Eyes previously trained on the moon have turned during the past three months to minutely attentive investigation of what went wrong, and why. "The accident makes you take a good hard look at your strengths and weaknesses," explained a NASA man last week. "But there is no intention in all this to find fall guys."

Perhaps not, but next day NASA abruptly announced a top-level, "accident-related" shakeup. Brilliant, energetic...

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