Space Travel
Many thanks for the cover story "Live from Mars" [Aug. 20]. As an 11-year-old science geek in the summer of 1976, I thought the world had gone mad with a certain Romanian gymnast named Nadia Comaneci on the balance beam taking pride of place on TIME's cover, with the landmark accomplishment of the first Viking-probe landing on Mars relegated to the upper-right corner. This week's issue restores some semblance of order to our galaxy: Mars on the cover, and no mention of sports until later on.

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