Science: Danger from Space?

From either side of the Iron Curtain, men watch the start of the space age with a sort of supranational arrogance. The human species seems about to master the solar system. The contrary may be the truth. Last week Lockheed Aircraft Corp. announced that it has a team of scientists hard at work, hoping to find a way to foil invasions of the earth that may well start from space. The invaders most to be feared will not be little green Venusians riding in flying saucers or any of the other intelligent monsters imagined by science fictioneers. Less spectacular but more...

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