The missile buffs ..... the people who make it their hobby to watch rockets being?
The missile buffs ..... the people who make it their hobby to watch rockets being fired, had a good view of a misfiring yesterday at Cape Canaveral, Florida.
However, it is doubtful that American prestige will suffer from the failure. The missile involved may be the last .... the very last of the Navahos.... a type of obsolete, pilotless bomber which the Air Force she used for numerous tests. Launched at 12.22 pm., the missile developed difficulties after twenty seconds aloft. The air Force said that a booster engine failed. A safety control Officer destroyed the Navaho by remote control. This noble old Navaho was sent to the happy hunting grounds in a spectacular explosion which shook, up residents for miles around .... an occurrence with which they are becoming increasingly familiar.
For the missile watchers the Navahos put on the best show yet, rising to nearly twenty thousand feet and then plummeting to within 100 feet of the Atlantic before detonating.