Space: Back to the Job

The Apollo disaster in January plunged the U.S. space program into an agonizing interregnum of introspection and doubt. Last week the nation's space leaders made it plain that the time has come to focus once more on the moon. America's hopes of a lunar landing by 1970 can still be realized, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Chief James E. Webb told Congress, barring any recurrence of major technical problems.

As insurance against further delays, NASA has undertaken $75 million worth of common-sense improvements since the Apollo fire. The astronauts' space suits have...

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