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Russia to Send Olympic Torch Into Space

(SOCHI, Russia) — The Olympic torch has gone underwater at the Great Barrier Reef, flown on the Concorde and traveled on the back of a camel. Now Russia is...

Konstantin Feoktistov

There was a time when no one in the U.S. would have had anything nice to say about Konstantin Feoktistov except maybe that he wasn't a communist. Feoktistov, who...

Mir's Untold Tales

If you ever flew aboard the Mir space station, you'd know how important it was to urinate on the barbed wire surrounding the launchpad before you went up. If you...

A NEW FIX-IT CREW CHECKS IN ABOARD MIR

No repairmen ever had so much riding on a service call as the two cosmonauts dispatched last week to fix Russia's crippled Mir space station. Commander Anatoli...

Space: Back To Earth

"I feel fine," said a smiling Yuri Romanenko in Moscow last week. It was the Soviet cosmonaut's first public appearance since his record-breaking 326-day sojourn...

A Letter From the Publisher: Oct. 5, 1987

When TIME Correspondent Dick Thompson arrived in Moscow to report this week's cover story, he told Soviet space officials that he was looking for "something...

Space: Close Call over Kazakhstan

"Accident! The engine worked 60 seconds and then shut off." Never before had the world received so stunning a glimpse of a Soviet space crisis. Cramped inside a...

Space: Red Faces in the Cosmos

Salyut runs into trouble, but Columbia seems in no better shape Few extraterrestrial ambitions have been declared more often by the U.S.S.R. than that of...

Space: A Final Salute to Salyut 6

Lessons learned from the Soviet mobile home in the sky The successful flight of the space shuttle Columbia did more than raise American spirits. It broke a...

Science: Triumph and Tragedy of Soyuz 11

As the heat-scarred spacecraft settled to a soft, parachute landing on the steppes of Soviet Kazakhstan, a recovery helicopter was ready and waiting to touch...

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