The reaction would not have been so deeply bitter if only it hadn't worked....
TWX WHITE HOUSE TO COL. K. A. BROWN COMMANDER PACIFIC SPACEPORT: CONGRESS PRESSURE HIGH INVESTIGATION IMMINENT MUST HAVE FULL INFORMATION WHY MOON LAUNCHES BEHIND SCHEDULE
TWX COL. K. A. BROWN TO WHITE HOUSE: UNSEASONABLY CONSTANT BAD WEATHER PREVENTS LAUNCHING FOR PAST THREE WEEKS
TWX WHITE HOUSE TO BROWN PSP: WHAT KIND OF BAD WEATHER
TWX COL. K. A. BROWN TO WHITE HOUSE: FOG
TWX WHITE HOUSE TO BROWN PSP: CONGRESS PRESSURE GREATER BAD PUBLICITY INVOLVED RUSSIANS ARE LAUNCHING ON SCHEDULE WHY CAN'T WE SOMETHING MUST BE DONE
TWX COL. K. A. BROWN TO WHITE HOUSE: STILL FOGGED IN
nice, brief story... dated, as so much of SF written in \'60s...