And speaking of axiality, would it be too much to wonder if
the feat of having a 150 ft-long booster traveling some 60
miles above the earth at some 10,000 miles per hour (don't
quote me on the figures) -- would it be too much to wonder
if the feat of having that booster reverse direction, return to
the vicinity of its launch pad, and land gently on its own
vertical axis might not represent an ideal emblem for a new
axial age? (And I will resist the temptation to mention that
this has occurred at a time of the time of the year when we
are most aware of the axis upon which our own planet
G. W. (Glenn) Smith
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