The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 26, 1986 · Page 28
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Weather delays shuttle launch The Salina Journal Sunday, January 26,1986 Page 28 CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) NASA received a gloomy weather forecast Saturday night and postponed for 24 hours today's scheduled launch of space shuttle Challenger with schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe as a passenger. The outlook had been marginal all day, but shuttle managers took one more look at 9 p.m. CST and decided chances were slim for a liftoff today. The decision was made shortly before the launch crew was to begin loading 500,000 gallons of fuel aboard the shuttle. The problem was a frontal system moving toward Cape Canaveral from the northwest, packing rain and thunderstorms. The launch was rescheduled for 8:37 a.m. CST Monday. Poor weather in North Africa, the location of two emergency landing sites, had already delayed Challenger's liftoff one day. Clouds and rain forced two of sister ship Columbia's record seven launch postponements earlier this month. Forecasters said the weather here should be clear Monday after the front passes through late today. Challenger's seven crew members were briefed on the weather Saturday, studied their flight plan and underwent medical examinations. During six days in space they are to deploy one satellite to observe Halley's comet and another to become part of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's space-based shuttle tracking network. Challenger's other crew members are commander Dick Scobee, pilot Mike Smith, Judy Resnik, Ellison Onizuka, Ron McNair and Greg Jarvis. Teacher now s£) RAM ADA HOTEL ready for space flight SPACE CENTER, Houston (AP) — A year ago, Sharon Christa McAuliffe thought the space program was something exotic that happened far from the quiet New England town where she lived with her family and taught history in high school. But since then, she has been right in the thick of that | exotic world, training for a six-1 day ride on the space shuttle! Challenger. "I never before I understood just McAuliffe how big the space program was and how many people were involved," McAuliffe said in a recent interview. McAuliffe, 37, was plucked from the anonymity of her Concord, N.H., classroom to become the first teacher in space and the first private citizen chosen in national competition to fly on the shuttle. Her ride aboard Challenger was scheduled to begin today, but weather made the launch date uncertain. She thinks luck, geography and a fresh outlook helped her get picked out of the more than 11,000 teachers who applied last year in the first citizen-in-space competition run by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. "I'm not naive enough to think that I am the best in my profession," she said. "I happen to be from a small state that didn't have as many applicants as California, for example. ' "There's a lot of luck in being at the right place at the right time." Two semifinalists were picked from each state. And in the final competition, said McAuliffe, she believes the fact that she knew little about the space program helped. "I want to de-mystify NASA and space flight," she said. "The astronauts are not really connecting with the average student in the classroom. I want students to see and understand the special perspective of space and relate it to them.'' Since September, McAuliffe has undergone more than 120 hours of training at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, been fitted for a space wardrobe and flown repeatedly on an airplane whose flight path produces a few seconds of weightlessness. An apartment provided by NASA holds stacks of instruction manuals and documents on the space shuttle and space travel. "People keep giving us information and I don't have tune to read and digest it," she said. "It's like teaching a course. You get through what you need for that day and you don't have a chance to go back and reread it carefully." "I have a feeling that years down the road I'll still be picking up these things and saying, 'Boy, now I have time to get to this.' " And through all the training, her husband, Steven, a lawyer, and their children Scott, 9, and Caroline, 6, have remained behind in Concord. She said Scott understands what she is doing, but Caroline occasionally calls to ask: "Mom, are you in space yet?" Her main goal has been to develop an orbital teaching plan. From the shuttle, she will give two 15-minute lessons that will be broadcast live over the Public Broadcasting Service and into hundreds of classrooms. Students from her school in Concord will even have a few minutes to ask questions. Her first lesson is called "The Ultimate Field Trip" and will include a television tour of the cabin of Challenger. The other lesson, "Where We've Been, Where We're Going," is part of her effort to "de-mystify" space travel. She hopes it will interest students in what may be their future. "That's a new world out there, a new frontier, and there are a lot of people we have in our classrooms who will be living and working in space, "she said. She also will film six lessons to be distributed to schools showing the effects of weightlessness and some basic laws of physics. VALENTINE'S DAY ROMANCE • AN ELEGANT CANDLELIGHT DINNER...PIANO MUSIC JOIN NEWT AND HIS 12 PIECE ORCHESTRA IN THE BALLROOM FROM 9:00 PM TO 12 MIDNIGHT FOR ONLY $6.00 PER PERSON. BRING IN THIS AD AND RECEIVE $1.00 OFF YOUR TICKET WHEN YOU PRE-PAY YOUR RESERVATION TO GUARANTEE PREFERRED SEATING. OUR ROMANCE PACKAGE OF DINNER FOR TWO, DANCING, PLUS A ROOM FOR $75.00. OUR EXECUTIVE FLOOR PACKAGE ENTITLES YOU TO AFFORDABLE ELEGANCE...DINNER FOR TWO, DANCE AND A BEAUTIFUL KING OR QUEEN SUITE FOR $125.00. MEMBERSHIP TO CHESNEYS OR RECIPROCAL MEMBERSHIPS REQUIRED. 400 W. 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