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Skin for Space-ships

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A 1/100s of an inch-thick aluminum cover on a rocket ship would be enough to protect the ship from being destroyed by meteors, Dr. Fred C. Whipple, Harvard astronomer, suggested last week. The aluminum cover, separated from the main wall of the ship by one quarter of an inch of space would explode the meteor before it had a chance to pierce the ship's main "skin."

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