Science: The Telltale Heart: Was It a Russian Astronaut's?

Ever since Nikita Khrushchev steamed, steaming, into New York harbor last September to dress down the U.N. General Assembly, the world has buzzed with reports that a Soviet attempt to mark the occasion by rocketing a man into orbit ended in the death of the would-be astronaut. Last week in Washington, the story was hotter and more circumstantial than ever.

Name & Number. The buzzing began last Sept. 23, when Brigadier General Don D. Flickinger of the Air Research and Development Command ventured that two Russians aboard a space vehicle had been "clobbered" before...

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