Science: PIONEERS IN SPACE-AIR FORCE SCIENTISTS FACE THE UNKNOWN

THE U.S. Air Force is many things: young men in airplanes, bases scattered around the earth, schools and radars and stocks of bombs. But it is also an army of scientific pioneers who push out the frontiers of knowledge on dozens of fronts. This scientific army is never at peace; it probes the top of the atmosphere and measures the shape of the earth. Its weapons are drawing boards, wind tunnels, computers, rockets and vacuum tubes. It can never slow down. To keep the U.S. ahead in the race for air power requires daring...

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