Science: Flight Report

U.S. and foreign newsmen packed the State Department's Washington auditorium last week along with Senators, Congressmen and Chief Justice Earl Warren of the Supreme Court. The big attraction: first full-dress public report by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration on its Mercury man-in-space program. All foreign embassies got invitations and many sent representatives, including the Russians and Hungarians. Everyone got a 116-page illustrated book on the medical aspects of Commander Alan Shepard's memorable 15-minute flight from Cape Canaveral.

Heart & Temperature. The U.S. kept no secrets about its first spaceman. For hours, scientists, engineers and doctors went over masses of intricate...

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