National Geographic : 1959 Jun
© NATIONALGEOGRAPHICSOCIETY Model of a Titan missile absorbs students in astronautics, a new course for first classmen only. Trainees design a complete missile from rocket motors to nose cone. Col. Benjamin P. Blasin game, head of the Department of Astronautics, holds the replica's second stage. 854 Huge plastic globe becomes a plotting board for tomorrow's flights. Academy graduates, though receiving a Bachelor of Science degree, spend as much class time on liberal arts as on basic and applied science and engineering. These fourth classmen wear winter duty blue.