Science: Inhabited Missile

Aircraft designers look forward to the day when all interceptors will be "uninhabited"—i.e., rise without pilots to guide them and attack invading bombers by remote electronic control. Presumably, such interceptors will be launched like rockets and so will not need runways to get into the air. Interceptors inhabited by pilots are still in fashion, but last week the Air Force demonstrated at Edwards Air Force Base (see cut) that they can be launched like rockets without benefit of runway. This is considered important in cases where advance bases are lacking or have been...

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