Space: Changing Man's View

Not since Galileo pointed his primitive telescope at the stars some three centuries ago has man's view of the universe been so singularly changed. In its faultless flight to the moon, the purple-winged spacecraft Ranger VII kept its mechanical eyes open, its agile electronic brain functioning all through its final dive. The sharp, clear pictures it sent home to earth were more than atonement for three years of Ranger failures; they opened a path into the future as they marked the most significant achievement of the age of space.

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