INDUSTRY: Atom Engine

The Air Force, which already has General Electric working on an atom-powered engine for aircraft (TIME, Sept. 17), this week put Pratt & Whitney on the job as well. Said a terse release: "A contract to work on the development of an atomic aircraft engine has been awarded to Pratt & Whitney . . ." How much money was involved, or how far along on the job Pratt & Whitney already is, nobody would say.

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