By William Roy Shelton
Certain historical past of the yank house application to 1967. 367 pages. Hardcover. Little, Brown and corporate.
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Companies IRBM were competing for the contract: Chrysler Corporation, which built the early Jupiters, and Douglas Aircraft Corporation, which built the Cape Canaveral Thors. Stockbrokers asked that results of test launches be flashed immediately over their teletypes. In those days Jupiter we was about seldom had a tip-off that a to go. Spotting a launch matter of luck. In the first five was Thor or strictly a launches, Jupiter pulled into the lead with three successes compared with one AMERICAN SPACE EXPLORATION l8 I success for the Air Force.