ting some exclusive information, howsoever trivial. Take, for instance, S Nihal Singh's report on the Soyuz-4 and So- yuz-5 docking. According to him, when Soyuz-4 docked with Soyuz-5 the former was heard to remark, somewhat earthily, that it had "Raped, Raped!". The dialogue between Soyuz-4 and Soyuz-5 and Ground Control had initially been fed directly to Russian TV but, reported Nihal Singh, "the offending words were chopped off the videotape in subsequent showings''. On:; wonders what American cosmonauts would have said in similar circumstances and whether such earthy remarks, if made, would have been as swiftly censored.