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 - Apollo 11 Highlights SPACE CENTER, Houston...
Apollo 11 Highlights SPACE CENTER, Houston (AP)- Highlights of Apollo 11 's fifth and sixth days in space, all times Eastern Daylight: The day ahead (Monday): After a seven-hour rest period, astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. trigger lunar module (LM) ascent engine for crucial seven- minute burn at 1:50 p.m. to put LM into initial lunar orbit ranging from 11 to 52 miles high. Smaller maneuvering rockets fire several times to propel LM into 69-mile-high circular orbit with command ship for docking at 5:26 p.m Armstrong and Aldrin join astronaut Michael Collins in command ship two hours later. Command ship's main engine fired at 12:52 a.m. Tuesday to propel Apollo 11 out of moon orbit and start return trip back to the earth. The day past (Sunday): Astronauts awakened by mission control at 7:02 a.m., report spaceship in excellent condition. Aldrin crawled into LM at 9:20 a.m. Armstrong joined him an hour later. Together they activated and checked out LM systems. Mission control told Apollo 11 at 1 p.m., "You're go for undocking." Eagle (lander) and Columbia (command ship) uncouple behind the moon 45 minutes later. "The Eagle has wings," Armstrong said as they came into range of earth tracking stations at 1:47 p.m. LM's braking rocket fired first time behind moon at 3:09 p.m. to send them on a path less than 10 miles from the surface. Final 12-minute burn of braking rocket began at 4:06 p.m. Armstrong and Aldrin touch down at 4:18 p.m. "Houston . . . Tranquillity base here. Eagle has landed," were Armstrong's first words after touchdown. Armstrong requests permission to start the moon stroll early and mission control agreed. Astronauts don life-supporting backpacks and open LM hatch at 10:40 p.m. Armstrong crawled out, climbed down ladder and stepped onto surface at 10:56 p.m. saying, "That's one small step for man, a giant leap for mankind." Armstrong took photographs and picked up first sample of lunar soil at 11:05 p.m. "It's a very soft surface, but appears to be very cohesive," he reports. Aldrin steps onto surface 11 minutes later, saying, "beautiful, beautiful desolation." After testing their stability in one-sixth gravity and discovering it's easy to maneuver, Armstrong moves television camera to about 30 feet from LM for better view of it and astronauts working around it. Astronauts plant American flag in soil at 11:40 p.m. President Nixon calls and tells them: "Because of what you have done, the heavens have become a part of man's world." During a two-hour, 14-minute moon walk, astronauts successfully inspect LM, photograph surface around them, load boxes full of rocks and deploy scientific experiments. Astronauts climb back into Eagle landing craft and shut spaceship hatch at 1:10 a.m. Monday, repressurizing cockpit. Cabin depressurized at 3:45 a.m. again so crew can toss out unneeded equipment onto lunar surface. Astronauts begin seven-hour rest period at 4:15 a.m. EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) Police today filed a formal complaint charging Sen. Edward M. Kennedy with leaving the scene of an accident The complaint stems from a weekend wreck on Chappaquiddick Island, adjacent to Martha's Vineyard on which this small resort town is located. A young woman was killed and Kennedy injured, though apparently not seriously. The complaint was filed by Police Chief Domenic J. Arena with the District Court Clerk Thomas A. Teller. Arena said that an Edgartown lawyer, Richard J. McCarran, had informed the clerk he is representing Kennedy. McCarran asked for a hearing, to which Kennedy is entitled before any summons is issued. Teller set July 28 for the hearing,

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  1. The Mexia Daily News,
  2. 21 Jul 1969, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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