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May 31, 1958


JAMA. 1958;167(5):640. doi:10.1001/jama.1958.02990220110022

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Space Symposium in November.—  The Air Force School of Aviation Medicine, at Randolph Air Force Base, will sponsor a space symposium Nov. 10-12, to be held at the Hilton Hotel, San Antonio, Texas. The program which is being developed will bring together specialists in every aspect of space exploration, with emphasis on man's imminent venture beyond the earth's protective atmosphere and the necessary conditions for his survival. Many top figures in United States satellite and rocket research have already accepted invitations to present their current findings, together with a number of scientists from abroad. The Southwest Research Institute of San Antonio will conduct the meeting, with C. W. Smith, assistant to the President, as secretary. Co-chairman of the symposium will be Major Gen. Otis O. Benson Jr., commandant of the School of Aviation Medicine and Dr. Hubertus Strughold, founder of space medicine and advisor for research at the

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