Science: Homing on the Moon

Projected traffic to the moon is getting heavy. Latest notion for a moon vehicle is the Aerobee M, which Aerojet-General Corp. has just thought up, using available hardware. If given priorities and $30 million, Aerojet says it can hit the moon in less than a year.

According to Aviation Week, the Aerobee M solves the propulsion problem with five stages of solid-fuel rockets, starting with a cluster of four Aerojet Seniors, which were developed for the Navy's Polaris missile. The initial guidance problem is not solved at all. Instead of attempting the extremely difficult...

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