Science: Mission Marooned

When an Apollo spacecraft links up with a Soviet Soyuz above the earth this summer, Writer Martin Caidin, author of nearly 90 science and adventure stories, will have a greater feeling of involvement than most Americans. Caidin learned recently that the movie version of his popular 1964 space novel

Marooned, which describes how American astronauts stranded in orbit are saved by a Russian spaceship, helped persuade the Soviets to take part in the historic joint mission.

In the spring of 1970 the new movie Marooned was shown at a benefit in Washington. Among those in the audience was Philip Handler, president of the...

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