by William M.
After starting at Univac in St. Paul, Minnesota, I accepted a position at Lockheed Missiles and Space in Sunnyvale, California. I was put in charge of the generation of all acceptance test procedures for the Polaris A3X missile. After getting it on schedule, I was asked to take an assignment to achieve an eight-hour acceptance test for the missile warhead. (It was taking up to eight weeks at that time). I thought the assignment was impossible, but proceeded to attempt the task. To my surprise with procedural changes, some new test fixtures and facility modifications, we did realize an eight-hour acceptance test.