By Robert Huffman
Loaded with historical past, humor, and human drama, listed here are again room offers on the Pentagon, liftoffs that do not raise off (as good as many who do), and high-altitude heroics at the house go back and forth. alongside for the journey are an not going choice of scientists, astronauts, squaddies, and bureaucrats united to discover space.
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