William Leavitt

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Last Flight for Frank Lahm

The earnest young cavalryman, who saw the potential of the Wright brothers' flying contraption, was hi

A New Look at the US Space Effort

It is nearly two years since the unnerving day the Russians caught us with our technological pants down. In the twenty-three months that have elapsed since Sputnik I went into orbit, we have gone through — emotionally and politically —...

Blueprint for Tomorrow’s Spacecrews

By Late summer, on the dry and sun-baked terrain of Edwards AFB on Southern California’s Mojave Desert, a precisely chosen group of Air Force pioneers is schedules to enter the world’s first pre-spaceflight training program. Selected for their superior mental...

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