Science: Smooth Sailing for Companions in Orbit

Since the death of three cosmonauts on their way back to earth in June 1971, the Soviet Union has had little to boast about in its manned space program. Last week finally brought some good news from Moscow. For the second time in three months, a two-man spaceship was successfully launched from the Baikonur space complex in Soviet Central Asia. Barely two hours after Soyuz 13's liftoff, Soviet officials took the unusual step of showing live television pictures of the rookie cosmonauts: Air Force Major Pytor Klimuk and Aviation Engineer Valentin Lebedev. That...

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