A Letter From The Publisher: Mar. 2, 1962

IT may sometimes seem that journalism is about bad news, and that only crises make headlines. But this week everyone, ourselves included, enjoys the chronicling of the making of an American hero.

After all the long hours of TV suspense, and the celebrations and reunions that followed, what more is there to say? Quite a lot, as the first seven pages of TIME this week will show. Not only does TIME Associate Editor Jim Atwater describe the orbiting of the globe in terms of the suspense that only those on the inside knew about at the time, but TIME has over the...

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