National Geographic : 1959 Oct
body aid separation; in this near vacuum no wind brushes back the flames. A few thousand yards apart at journey's end, the cone and its trailing "tankage" will plunge seaward beyond Ascension Island like blazing meteors. But only the cone, PAINTING BY NATIONALGEOGRAPHICARTIST GILBERT H. EMERSON( N.G .S. which carries data-recording instruments and their radio voice, will survive the torch of air friction. Storied subtropic isles-Grand Bahama, Great Abaco, Andros, New Providence, and Eleuthera lie off Florida in this artist's conception.