Space: Perfection Plus 1 %

Although it rose no higher than 266 miles above the earth during its eleven-day mission in space, Apollo 7 and its three-man crew last week lifted U.S. space officials to new heights of optimism. "Apollo 7 goes down in my book as the perfect mission," said Lieut.

General Samuel Phillips, Apollo program director. "We achieved 101% of our objectives in this flight. This is a very major step toward the manned lunar landing, and I have every confidence that it will be accomplished by the end of next year."

Before they splashed down in the Atlantic 230 miles south of...