Science: Space Mouse

Most proposals for space flights (with space suits and space taxis and space garbage disposal) have been fine for the science-fiction trade but far ahead of practicality. Last week, Physics Professor Fred S. Singer of the University of Maryland told about a less ambitious space vehicle. Its name is the Mouse (for Minimum Orbital Unmanned Satellite of the Earth), and Singer thinks it should be man's next step toward space travel.

Circling Sphere. The Mouse will be a sphere, weighing 100 lbs. and packed with instruments, that will be carried up by a three-stage...

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