Science: An Uncluttered Path to the Moon

Uncluttered Path to the Moon

BY the time they splashed down in the Pacific last week, Apollo 10 Astronauts Tom Stafford, Eugene Cernan and John Young had erased just about all doubt that the U.S. can meet its goal of landing men on the moon before the end of 1970. Even as the astronauts were being welcomed aboard the recovery carrier Princeton, American space officials were looking confidently ahead to the Apollo 11 lunar-landing mission now scheduled for July. Said Thomas Paine, head of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in Houston: "Today, this moment,...

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