Russia: Meet the Press

Before an audience of 2,000 correspondents, cameramen and spectators in Moscow University's ornate assembly hall, Russia's space twins, Major Andrian Nikolayev and Lieut. Colonel Pavel Popovich, last week underwent a four-hour earth post-mortem of their memorable exploit in space.

Nikolayev and Popovich said that they had come to within three miles of each other in space, but had not attempted an actual rendezvous because it was not a part of their assignment. Both spaceships were slightly roomier than those used by Yuri Gagarin and Gherman Titov, but the suspicions of U.S. scientists...

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