May 13th, 1973, Low Earth Orbit
Commander Jonathan O'Ryan checked the communications of the Athena III as it approached the station. His target, Spacelab, was a cooperating point between the Soviet space program and NASA, for mutual expeditions to the moon. “Hey William, nice to head to space, eh?” Jonathan asked his lander pilot as the spacecraft grew closer to the station.
“Shut up, you damn Yank!” William replied in a harsh tone, as he tried...