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Nuclear explosions in space. Hearing before the Committee on Science and Astronautics, U.S. House of Representatives, Eighty-sixth Congress, first session. April 10, 1959. by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Astronautics.

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Published by U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in Washington .
Written in English


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LC ClassificationsUF767 .U513 1959a
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 24 p.
Number of Pages24
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5788935M
LC Control Number59061478

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