A bunch of other newswires has it .Wait for a foreign agency to get ahold of it,because no American news source will touch it is my guess.
I would say it was possible . It was the 50s,and we are also in a space race with Russia ,for the moon . Who knows .
I'm not saying it wasn't possible. They thought up a lot of crazy crap in the 50's, but I've lived in England and the Daily Mail is like the Weekly World News was but just about 1/4 less outrageous. lol