THE JUPITER PEOPLE: They Shine in a Rocket's Bright Glare

The U.S. Explorer roared into space on a Jupiter-C missile, developed as a byproduct of the Army's Jupiter intermediate-range ballistic' missile. And Explorer's victorious streak turned a bright light on the Men of Jupiter. The big three:

Wernher von Braun, 45, rugged (5 ft. 11 in., 185 lbs.) son of Prussian Baron Magnus von Braun, is director of the development operations division of the Army Ballistic Missile Agency at Huntsville, Ala., stands out as the inspirational as well as the scientific leader of the Men of Jupiter. At 18 Von Braun was...

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