Science: Journey into Space

Enthusiastic rocket men are convinced that, given enough money, they could begin right now to build a rocket that would carry men to the moon. Better still, they could put together an artificial satellite, a sort of interstellar service station, observation platform and motel (TIME, Sept. 17). The foreseeable difficulties can be shrugged off as mere "engineering details."

But one problem is more than an engineering detail: Can men survive the wild, high ride into outer space? Last week in Washington, Drs. J. P. Henry and E. R. Ballinger of the Aero Medical Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base told how mice...

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