April 1947

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First Deacon rocket launched at Wallops Island, which achieved a velocity of 4,200 feet per second.

"The Barrier" by Philip Ellaby Cleator, founder of the British Interplanetary Society appears in Fantasy magazine.

Kenneth Gatland chairman of the CBAS and now co-founder of the renewed BIS continues his summary of rocket propulsion in Practical Mechanics magazine. In this issue he talks about the Vickers Armstrong aircraft to compete with the Bell X-1.