RE: San Diego's Missile

From: Jos Heyman (
Date: Fri Jun 29 2007 - 16:27:09 EDT

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    You may also want to read Chuck Walker's book 'Atlas, The Ultimate Weapon' 
    (Apogee Books, 2005).
    Jos Heyman
    >From: "George Olshevsky" <>
    >To: SeeSat-L <>,
    >Subject: San Diego's Missile
    >Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2007 12:03:22 -0700
    >This week's local free tabloid, The San Diego Weekly Reader, carries
    >an article on the design, construction, and testing of the Atlas
    >missile by a General Dynamics aerospace engineer who was there, Edward
    >Hujsak. It's long and full of nice anecdotes. Unfortunately, I have
    >been unable to find a copy of it online (e.g., at the Reader's
    >website), although Hujsak himself shows up at a few websites. It
    >celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first Atlas test launch back in
    >1957. The author is an expatriate from my home town of Buffalo, NY,
    >having worked for Bell Aircraft there in the early-to-mid-1950s (like
    >my dad and uncle) before moving here. From the article I also learned
    >that General Dynamics, under its earlier name Consolidated Aircraft,
    >moved to San Diego from Buffalo even earlier, in 1934. Seems to be a
    >common occurrence, moving from Buffalo to San Diego. (As did my wife,
    >who beat me to San Diego by six years.)
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