Nuclear explosions in space. Report of the Committee on Science and Astronautics, U.S. House of Represenatives, Eighty-sixth Congress, first session by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Astronautics.

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Statement[prepared by Charles S. Sheldon II, techincal director]
Series86th Cong., 1st sess. House. Report ;, no. 575
LC ClassificationsUF767 .U513 1959
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Paginationix, 6 p. :
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Open LibraryOL5788972M
LC Control Number59061596

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