Science: The Longest Walk

"We had a rather successful day outside," announced Mission Control laconically. That was something of an understatement. For 6 hr. 34 min. 35 sec. last week, two of the three Skylab 3 astronauts, Air Force Lieut. Colonel William Pogue and Physicist Edward Gibson, worked outside their giant orbital station, set up cosmic-ray detectors, made repairs and prepared to take their first good look at Comet Kohoutek. The Thanksgiving Day walk in space, longer by 3 min. 2 sec. than the record jaunt of the Skylab 2 astronauts, marked an auspicious beginning for a...

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