The Daily Mining Gazette, November, 1965

A small weather buoy rocket, using unmanned weather and oceanographic buoys as automatic rocket launching platforms is being tested by the Space Defense Corp. of Birmingham, Mich. The testing is under contract with the United States office of naval research. The rockets will obtain atmospheric data from as high as 100,000 feet altitude. Standing on a buoy at the University of Michigan's launching station in the Upper Peninsula are (from left) Michael Brian, project engineer; Leonard Williams, electronic technician, and Chief Rick Lane of the office of naval research. Harold F. Allen, University of Michigan aerospace engineer, is in the foreground.-- UPI Telephoto

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