A Letter From The Publisher, Aug. 29, 1960

IN the wake of a series of spectacular developments in the exploration of space (see SCIENCE and NATIONAL AFFAIRS), some 35,000 Western Electronic Manufacturers Association convention goers this week will file into the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena and be greeted by a timely display of satellite replicas, ranging from the first Explorer to last week's Discoverer capsule and the C-119 that snared it. They are not exact replicas, but models based on the fanciful drawings that graced TIME'S June 6 space cover.

Products of the orbiting imagination of Cover Artist Boris Artzybasheff,...

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