A real man‐made Flying Saucer will appear in the skies later in this summer. It is an Earth Satellite, now being constructed in Detroit and it will be launched at the Patrick Air Force Base, Florida to constitute the United States' contribution to the International Geophysical Year projects. It will be a highly polished magnesium sphere, 20 in. diameter and weighing 21½ lb. including its scientific instruments. At a speed of 18,000 m.p.h. it will circle the earth at a height of 300 miles once every ninety minutes and will continue to do so for about a year.
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