Science: Dogged Determination

Around the time that Astronauts Armstrong and Scott were ordered to return to earth after less than a day in orbit, two Russian space travelers were finishing a much longer flight. After 22 days in orbit in their Cosmos 110 satellite-longer than any other living beings have spent in space-Cosmodogs Veterok and Ugolyok were brought down to a safe landing in Russian Central Asia. Still wearing their space jackets, they were promptly flown to Moscow for a triumphant TV appearance.

Obviously fatigued by the ordeal, Ugolyok sprawled out and tried to nap during most of his five minutes before the cameras; Veterok...

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