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Chris Kraft obituary | Bristol view | Codeword puzzle | Agincourt | Starbucks
In your obituary of Chris Kraft, former director of Nasa’s flight operations and the Johnson Space Center (Journal, 3 September 2019), you state he oversaw the missions to the first space station, Skylab. The title of “first space station” properly goes to Salyut 1, launched by the Soviet Union in 1971. Skylab was the first space station to be launched and operated by the US. Of course, none of this detracts from Kraft’s other great achievements.
• Your report (Bristol’s most famous view threatened by plan to build thousands of new homes, 5 September) says: “The view of the bridge from the gorge has been unspoiled since the height of the industrial revolution.” And no doubt in 1864, people thought the view from the gorge had been unspoiled before the bridge was there.