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Space Tries to Boost the Mini-Series Form Back into Orbit

Ah, remember those exciting early days of the U.S. space program? Dieter Kolff and his fellow scientists leading America's effort to catch up with the Soviets and put a man into orbit. Astronaut John Pope making his spectacular walk in space. And, of course, that historic Apollo landing on the dark side of the moon and its terrifying brush with disaster . . .

You don't remember? Well, fear not for your sanity. The space program was real, but these people and events are part of the peculiar parallel world that Novelist James Michener constructed in his 1982 best seller Space...

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