The Press: Calm Voice from Space

Last year, when Russia sent Cosmonauts Yuri Gagarin and Gherman Titov into successive space orbits, in neither case did Soviet officialdom reveal anything about the flights until both men were safely aloft. Last week, as U.S. Astronaut John Glenn whirled three times around the globe to his place among American heroes (see THE NATION), the entire world watched his flight. If the U.S.'s open invitation scored any points in the cold war, a share of the credit belongs to Lieut. Colonel John Anthony Powers, 39, whose deep, deliberately composed voice, issuing from millions of radio and TV sets, kept up...

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