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February 4, 1993 | CAREY GOLDBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Russian space scientists began an experiment to launch a giant mirror from the orbiting station Mir early today in pursuit of the futuristic idea of lighting up northern cities at night with the reflected rays of the sun. The shiny disc, 25 yards across, could also be considered a precursor to a solar sail--a means of propelling a solar-powered spacecraft that scientists have long dreamed of creating and sending to the moon, according to officials at the Flight Control Center near Moscow.
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December 27, 1997 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Juozas Aleksejunas unlocked the door of the cold, concrete cell and stepped carefully inside. More than 50 years ago, as a young Lithuanian independence fighter, he spent three freezing days in solitary confinement in the little room. Now he has a job showing the cell to visitors--along with rest of the brutal KGB jail where he was held for two months before spending 18 years in a Soviet labor camp.
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