A Letter From The Publisher, Mar. 30, 1959

EVER so often a news story has such extensive ramifications that it spills over into several TIME departments. Project Argus, in which man for the first time spun a web of electrons around the whole world, was such a story and demonstrated that TIME'S editorial technique can as easily dissect an unwieldy mass of detail into manageable pieces as it can assemble scattered facts into a terse whole.

¶ For the untold account of how Project Argus was hastily organized last summer to beat President Eisenhower's deadline for suspending nuclear tests, and the perilous and secret voyage of the Norton Sound...

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