Full Circle

“Small Disrupters” (AW&ST May 6/13, p. 55) made me smile when I read that Pumpkin uses hardware-store retractable tape measures for their antennas. There was a model of Pioneer 1 in the lobby of Northrop Grumman's E2 building. When the Ramo-Wooldridge (later TRW) scientists/engineers built Pioneer 1...

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