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U-M MEN HELP LAUNCH MISSILE: Five University of Michigan scientists are among this group of research men standing behind the nose of a 26-foot Aerobee rocket, loaded with scientific equipment, which is to be test-fired into space from a special launching site near Ft. Churchill, Manitoba. At extreme left is N. W. Spencer of the U-M, electronics expert who is in charge of instrumentation for the rocket. Others (left to right) are R. L. Bogess, Paul Shaler, W. G. Contlick and J. A. Cornell, all of the U-M, and J. M. Platt and Jan Downing of the Cambridge Research Center at Boston. (AP Wirephoto)