Letters: May 26, 1961

Spaceman

Sir:

May I nominate as Man of the Year Commander Alan Shepard, the first man in space. As an anti-Communist Maltese, I do not believe that the Communists have yet sent a man into space.

Vic CARABOTT

Albion, Australia

Sir:

A significant thing about Astronaut Shepard's space flight is that it was made on the birthday of Karl Marx, the author of Communism.

OMER F. BROWN II

Trenton, N.J.

Sir:

Astronauts in alphabetical order! Shepard is sixth, not seventh as you state in your article of May 12—unless, of course, you include Gagarin in the...

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