OPINION

February 5, 1958

DEMOCRITUS NUCLEAR REACTOR: It was announced yesterday that, according to existing plans, the nuclear reactor, parts of which have already begun arriving in Greece, will be built on a 40-hectare site at the foot of Mt Hymettus. Large-scale preliminary construction work has already begun on facilities that will house the electricity, physics, biology, chemistry and agriculture laboratories as well as a dining room, library and offices. FIRST US SATELLITE: The first American satellite, officially called «1958 A» and unofficially nicknamed the «Explorer,» was launched last Friday, January 31, from Cape Canaveral. The rocket took off amid huge flames and a deafening roar that could be heard many kilometers away. Despite the darkness, the rocket was visible because of the flash from the explosions. Observers saw it leave the Earth with amazing speed and rapidly disappear into the sky. The satellite was also visible and its silver color was even brighter than the rocket, which was covered in a special paint to make it resistant to the changes in temperature in space. YVES SAINT LAURENT DEBUT: Paris, 31 – The Paris press today is full of reports about the success of the young heir to the late designer Christian Dior, 21-year-old Yves Saint Laurent, who had his first fashion show last night.