Table of Contents

The Conquest of Space Paintings by Chesley Bonestell, Text by Willy Ley
Live With Lightning by Mitchell Wilson


In This Issue

Our Progress in Atomic Energy
A leading physicist—and former member of the Atomic Energy Commission—answers some pertinent questions concerning the future of atomic energy.
by Robert F. Bacher

Hypersonic Wind Tunnel
In this new Caltech-Army Ordnance tunnel men can study the inevitable intercontinental missiles of the future.

Free World Agents of Democracy
A free man is the world's best agent of democracy. But where—and who—are the free men today? A provocative analysis of our chances of achieving "true democracy."
by Fritz Zwicky

Campus News:

The Beaver
by Jim Hendrickson

It Happens Every Fall: Freshman Initiation

The Month

Alumni News