Science: On to the Moon

Founding a colony on the moon will be enormously difficult, and it looks worse the more it is studied. These facts do not discourage General Electric Co.'s Missile and Space Vehicle Department from a firm belief that now is none too soon to start planning. This week it issued a massive report on how, and how soon, the lunar colony can be established and what it will cost.

G.E. believes that no major breakthroughs are required, only modest improvements in the space art. Nor, it insists, need the project wait for new big boosters;...

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