RUSSIA: On Target

Just before dawn, at an altitude of 33,000 ft., Pan American Airways Flight 2 was about 550 miles out of Tokyo, bound for Honolulu. "Suddenly I saw what appeared to be a bright star with a gaseous-appearing halo, elliptical in shape," said Captain H. Lanier Turner. "But right away I could see it was moving, and I judged it to be an ICBM, or something the Russians were trying to put in orbit.

"Within two minutes the star was in the center of the halo, which appeared to be about ten times the size of the moon. Then the...

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