Time Clock, may 12, 1958

SPACESHIP ORDERS will come soon from Washington. Decision now is being made on which companies are to get multimillion-dollar contracts for "Dyna-Soar" (from dynamic soaring), i.e., vehicle that will be boosted up like a rocket but will have wings and controls to permit pilot to orbit freely around globe, then glide back to earth.

AIRWAYS CZAR may soon be appointed and given absolute power to lay down rigid sky traffic rules to prevent mid-air collisions. Law is hastily being drafted to create a federal aviation agency, which would merge all air controls for military...

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