SPACE: Bringing Them Back Alive

It was the Russians who last week achieved the greatest advance yet made in man's venture into space. Belka and Strelka, two female dogs in a Soviet space capsule, rounded the earth 17 times while Russian scientists watched them on television, and then, at the Russians' electronic command, glided down to earth alive.

In the space race, the Russians clearly won last week's lap (see SCIENCE), as the Americans won the previous week's. Earthbound spectators checked off their score cards: ¶Space vehicles launched: U.S. 26, Soviet Union 8. ¶Vehicles still in space: U.S. 16, Soviet Union 3.

¶Still sending data to...

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