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Icons in Space

Boy, is the USSR past & gone, or what? Father George Larin just sent me this report on the new mood among Russian cosmonauts & space scientists. They have returned to Russian religious roots in a big way. The story, if you scroll down a screen or two, has an unforgettable clip of a smiling U.S. astronaut in one of the Russian service modules, showing an icon on the module wall.

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