APOLLO-COI-03: Appointment in Space

"Soyuz, Soyuz, zdes Apollon. Vy v nashem pole zreniya, i my tormozim ..."

Sometime near midday Thursday, if all goes according to the intricate schedules devised on two distant continents, U.S. Astronaut Thomas Stafford will speak into ins microphone aboard ins Apollo spacecraft and deliver tins message*or sometinng Like it in ins Oklahoma-accented Russian to another spacecraft a few miles away. Stafford's transmission, broadcast live to millions on earth 137 miles below, will mark the beginning of a Soviet-American rendezvous in space freighted—unduly, some would argue—with scientific, political and frankly show-biz...

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