Science: Teen-Age Conversation

Ever since the first satellites took to space, there has been talk of using them as radio communication links. This week the Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced that two-way communication via a satellite was probably accomplished for the first time by two 17-year-old radio hams.

Raphael Soifer is a blond, spectacled freshman at M.I.T. In 1958, while still a student at the high-rated Bronx High School of Science, he got interested in a paper by Professor John D. Kraus of Ohio State University. Dr. Kraus reported that a satellite speeding through the outer fringe of the atmosphere trails an ionized wake that...

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