A Letter From The Publisher: Aug. 27, 1965

I N the journalistic sense, the process I of developing, reporting, writing, editing and putting to press a TIME cover story is in many ways similar to the carrying out of a space mission. There is the large organization whose talents and resources stand behind and contribute to the effort; there are top-level decisions to be made that involve personalities, performance and timing; there is the intense period of preparation; there is need for contingency plans that can be put into effect in case events force a change from the original schedule.

On this analogical basis, the flight director for this week's...

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