Science: Hat Trick

While Soviet scientists cheered their Lunik back toward earth, U.S. space and missile men also put in a busy week. In a three-point hat trick after weeks of disappointing failures, the U.S. orbited an instrument-packed scientific satellite, quickly topped off that accomplishment with the most successful flights yet of an air-launched ballistic missile and a Nike-Zeus anti-missile missile. Items: ¶Up from the launch pad at Cape Canaveral and into orbit from the tip of a four-stage Army Juno II rocket curved the 91½-lb. Explorer VII. By far the most sophisticated U.S. satellite,...

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