Science: Space Rescue

Dogs, cats, monkeys and rats may be sent up in space vehicles with no hope of safe return. But in the Western world, at least, a human sent into space must have a reasonable chance to get back in fair condition. At the Air Force's invitation, scientists gathered last week in San Antonio for the second international symposium on space problems, and took a hard look at that "reasonable chance."

Veteran Test Pilot Robert M. Stanley of the Stanley Aviation Corp. (makers of airplane subassemblies) tackled the easy end of the problem: how to...

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