Science: Success for Soyuz

Though the Russians lost the race for the moon, they have continued a vigorous space program. So far this year they have launched 14 unmanned satellites, including one shot in April that left eight separate instrumented packages circling the earth. Now, after several years of U.S. supremacy in manned spaceflight, Soviet cosmonauts have scored another first of their own.

Last week, as Soyuz 9 completed its 220th swing around the earth, Cosmo nauts Andrian Nikolayev and Vitaly Sevastyanov broke the endurance mark for space travel set in 1965 by As tronauts James Lovell and...

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