Science: Amateurs Beware

Much of the early progress in rocketry came from inspired amateurs who sometimes blew themselves up—along with an occasional bystander—in the interests of science. But now the professional descendants of the pioneers think the day of the amateur is over, are appalled at the risky stunts of rocket buffs from 16 to 60. So serious is the situation that the American Rocket Society has issued a 76-page booklet cataloguing the dangers and advising the amateurs to stop. Said A.R.S.: "All practical means must be taken to prevent the manufacture of propellants or rockets...

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