Space: Getting Rid of Pogo

After a nearly flawless maiden flight in November, the Saturn 5 moon rocket ran into so many difficulties during its second mission last month that NASA officials feared yet another unmanned flight would be necessary before the rocket could be trusted to carry astronauts into space. Now, after a careful review of the troubles that cropped up in flight, NASA has decided that it can probably correct them all and make Saturn 5 safe enough to carry a manned Apollo spacecraft into orbit this November or December. By eliminating another unmanned test of the huge rocket, NASA would...

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