It's nice to read that Yuri Romanenko, Soviet cosmonaut, has returned to Earth after spending 326 days aboard the Mir space station (Part I, Dec. 30).
Lately, I've heard a number of lamentations regarding the Soviet Union's "leap ahead of us" in space.
But have the Soviets ever succeeded in landing men on the moon the way we did nearly 20 years ago? No.
JESSIE G. DeMESSA