National Affairs: Nose Cone Re-Entered

The Army's basic problem in designing the celebrated Jupiter-C missile nose cone was to make it tough enough so that it would not burn up like a meteor when it re-entered the atmosphere from more than 400 miles up. But a secondary problem, in the day of interservice rivalry, was to bring it back alive to prove that the Army had overcome a good portion, at least, of the re-entry problems.* To solve the homecoming problem, the Army disclosed last week, the nose cone displayed practically every type of electronic legerdemain except playing The...

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