The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on October 18, 1961 · Page 5
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The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas · Page 5

Ottawa, Kansas
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Wednesday, October 18, 1961
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New Strides In U.S. Space Exploration THE OTTAWA HERALD B Wednesday, October 18, 1961 •* SETS NEW SPEED RECORD — Test Pilot Joe Walker inspects scared nose of X15 rocket plane after record 3,920-MPH flight. X15 Sets New Speed Record KDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, falif. (AP) — In a .searing burst that turned its wings white hot, the X15 rocket plane soared to a speed record of 3,920 miles an hour—about twice the speed of a riflp bullet. The experimental craft, designed for a top speed of 4,000 m.p.h.. flew so swiftly Tuesday —about six times the speed of sound—that pilot Joe Walker had to put the flaps down to .slow the needle-nosed plane. The previous aircraft speed record was 3,647 m.p.h., set last week in an X15 by Air Force Maj. Bob White. Find Victims Of Plane Crash MENA, Ark. (AP)-The bodies of John B. Carter, 41, and Chest Yeager, 50, both of Red Oak, Iowa, were found in the wreckage of their mangled plane near Mena, Ark., Tuesday. The plane, missing .since Oct. 1, was found by a Rich Mountain farmer who was squirrel hunting on rugged Blackfoot Mountain when he spotted the wreckage. The plane was en route from Red Oaks to Jasper, Tex., when | it disappeared. Civil Air Patrol | units from Missouri, Kansas, Ok- j lahoma, Louisiana and Iowa had I participated in the search. Berlin Troops In Maneuvers BERLIN (AP) - Nearly half West Berlin's 6,500-man U.S. garrison rolled out today for a three- day test of combat readiness. Tanks rumbled through the streets at daybreak, followed by armored personnel carriers packed with steel-helmeted troops. There was a cold fall wind un- j der blue skies as the columns wheeled out of their barracks and headed for the Grunewald Forest, in the American sector southwest of the city proper, where the mock battles will be staged. Berliners on their way to work waved to the Americans, who grinned and waved back, especially at the girls. An Army spokesman emphasized that the war games—dubbed Ever Ready II—were planned in July, well ahead of the Communist closure of the East Berlin border Aug. 13. Approximately 3,000 men are taking part under the over-all leadership of Brig. Gen. Frederick 0. Hartel, the U.S. commander in Berlin. The purpose of the major fall exercise is to practice attack and delay against an aggressor, to test the troops ability to hold off an invading force until help can come from West Germany. ORBITAL PREPARATION — Technician at the California Institute of Technology's Jet Propulsion Laboratory makes adjustment to Ranger H's high-gain directional antenna. Craft will be launched into orbit this week from Cape Canaveral, aboard Atlas-Agena rocket. After 675-pound craft is well out in space, antenna, which is four feet in diameter, will be aimed at earth to permit transmision of data. NASA is using (he Ranger satellites to test for eventual landing of equipment on the moon. Urges Flu Shots ~ For Some People ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) — The surgeon general of the United States urges immediate anti-influenza shots for persons over 65, expectant mothers and persons suffering from heart disease and other chronic ailments. The official, Luther L. Terry, repeated Tuesday a prediction that an outbreak of influenza will occur in the United States this fall and winter. X-15/81UE SCOUT Launch Sequence LAUNCH SEQUENCE — Diagram shows how engineers of Ford Motor Co. and North American Aviation propose to use B52 and X15 to launch Blue Scout rocket, putting payload into space. In diagram, B52 (first stage of the recoverable space booster system) takes off from Cape Canaveral carrying X15 and Blue Scout. At 50,000 feet second stage, X15 is launched and climbs to 156,000 feet bearing Blue Scout which is then launched. 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