Science: Buggy to the Moon

Even while Space Administration Chief James E. Webb was telling a congressional committee last week about two of the most promising methods that the U.S.

may use in its effort to land men on the moon, some of his technical advisers were favoring a third: LOR (lunar orbital rendezvous). Though LOR at first glance seems like a bizarre product of far-out science fiction, many scientists are already convinced that it will prove easier, quicker and perhaps cheaper than any other system for making lunar landings.

At present the National Aeronautics and Space Administration is planning to reach the moon by earth orbital rendezvous...

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