Science: A High-Flying Crew for Apollo

THE astronauts of Apollo 15, all Air Force officers, have distinguished themselves by their tireless efforts to sharpen their scientific skills. They are widely proclaimed to be the most scientifically knowledgeable crew to travel to the moon.

COLONEL DAVID R. SCOTT, 39, Apollo 15's handsome commander, is the only member of the crew to have ventured into space before. In 1966, teamed with Neil Armstrong, he coolly helped land the Gemini 8 spacecraft after it began tumbling wildly in earth orbit. Three years later, Scott was aboard Apollo 9 for another orbital mission. The son of a retired Air Force general, Scott...

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