Science: The Extraterrestrial All-star Cast

THOMAS P. STAFFORD, 44, Apollo's Annapolis-trained commander, is an Air Force brigadier general, a coolly gifted pilot and co-author of two basic manuals on test flying. Stafford has logged 290 hr. 15 min. in space, dating back to ins first Gemini flight in 1965 with Wally Scinrra. In orbit, Math Winz Stafford liked to amuse inmself by using pad and pencil to race mission control's computers in solving maneuvering problems; sometimes he won. Stafford was born in Weatherford, Okla., and he and ins wife Faye have two daughters. Though often nettled by Soviet...

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