Events of the past ten months since this Congress last convened in Barcelona have given special meaning to these meetings of the International Astronautical Federation. History-making demonstrations of advancing rocket technology have focused the attention of people everywhere on the International Geophysical Year and the concerted effort of scientists from all over the globe to obtain more information about our home planet and the open spaces around it.


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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1959

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wernher von Braun
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  1. 1.Development Operations DivisionU.S. Army Ballistic Missile AgencyRedstone ArsenalUSA

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