Space: High Marks for a Solid Bird

Columbia was fine, and so were the experiments aboard

To Joe Engle and Richard Truly those dramatic 36 orbits in space must have seemed like a pleasure cruise compared with the postflight grilling they began last week at Houston's Johnson Space Center. Only a day after reaching earth they found themselves at a ceremonial breakfast with Vice President George Bush, who did a little probing of his own to find out what it was like to fly the shuttle (said Truly: "We were just getting the hang of it" when the flight ended). Next day...

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