The top story of the October issue of Popular Mechanics is ballistic missiles. These missiles have been the focus of an ongoing debate: Should the military produce solid-fuel missiles or go back to making missiles powered by a liquid-propellant?
The Science section details such unusual properties of the human body as insensitivity to pain, inverted vision and super-elastic ligaments and reports on modern thinking regarding the possibility of mankind making use of asteroids.
Also in this issue:
Where is the world’s largest airplane located, and why is it made from spruce?
A building in which you can travel around the whole of Russia in one hour;
Racing trucks and high-speed electric automobiles;
How to drive a train locomotive;
Printers for bones and turbines;
Elevators for ships — titanic exoticism.