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From: DsmithOR@aol.com
Date: Sun Jan 16 2000 - 16:24:15 PST

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    I apologize for this off topic subject.
    Recently I heard an interesting story that was a new one on me.  It has all 
    the undertones of a "modern myth" but I wonder if you have heard it?
    According to the story, the first human launched orbital object was not 
    Sputnik but an iron slab capping a well housing an A-bomb on a Nevada test 
    site.  The story goes on to say it was photographed ascending at a multiple 
    of escape velocity at the time of a weapon's test back in the early 50's.
    Is this an old "Art Bell" story or is their an element of truth?  Did it go 
    straight up and come straight down?  Is it a myth?
    Again, I apologize for this off-topic note.
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