COVER: The Soviets overtake the U. S. as the No. 1 nation in space
Moscow now has the world' s most powerful rocket booster, unmatched expertise in manned spaceflight, a world- class planetary exploration program and an unwavering commitment to become the dominant presence in space. Experts in the West think the Soviets are far ahead of the U. S. -- and may stay there into the 21st century. -- Can America come back? See SPACE.
NATION: The U. S. blasts a boatload of Iranian minelayers in the gulf
Catching a band of sailors red- handed, the U. S....