CORPORATIONS: Builder of the Atlas

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Up from the sands of Florida's Cape Canaveral last week shot the Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile with fiery blast and awesome roar. It climbed majestically into a layer of low-hanging clouds, disappeared to the southeast, and a few minutes later plummeted into the ocean 600 miles away—as planned.

Hardly was the Atlas' bright orange tail lost from view when officials rushed to telephones in a concrete blockhouse 750 ft. from the launching pad. Out went the news to the White House, where President Eisenhower replied "good" to word of Atlas' second...

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