Daily News from New York, New York on September 17, 1969 · 6
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Daily News from New York, New York · 6

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Wednesday, September 17, 1969
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S W P3 t2 P Deca Safes 5re f'Sfcy High" X f l NJ ' v v. S -? : I- '-'t r t -'h , K - ! '-4 7 - - V i . h J S c ' ' f f i - - - ; 1 V. i NEWS photo by John Pedin Audrey Merchant, of Jamaica, Queens, smiles as she holds Apollo 11 flag deca Is she has just purchased at The News Information Bureau. The sale brought total of decals bought by New Yorkera over the 700,000 mark. They are S cents each. stroBids Congress mkoaJlhrs Uy MARK BLOOM Science Editor of The News Washington, Sept. 16 The Apollo 11 astronauts expressed their appreciation to a wildly cheering Congress today for supporting the "inevitable challenge" of space exploration which led to footprints on the moon this summer. Speakinff to a joint session after a standing ovation, the , mxn men uspiI the occasion to j wrjre continued support for a! etronsr s-pae? proKram by the i legislators, who have become in-cre:iinKly critical of space spend- ' in in the last three years. : Man From the U.S.A. i Astronaut Mike Collins, who ; waitej in lunar orbit while his culleatrns, Neil Armstronsr and j Buz Aldrin, landed on the moon, j paid that when a wan from earth ; landed on the planet Mars he , waited that man to he able to eay: "I cani- from the United States of America.' Appearing before a packed House chandier, Apollo 11 commander Armstrong said the m;s- Bron was oniy now completed by i "i-eportirg to you and through yovi to tlie American people." Aldrin added: "It is with n (treat senp of pride as an American and with humility as a human being that we are privileged to say to you today what no man Jjas ever said: We walked on the mon." "The footprints on the moon," aid Aldrin, "belong to the Amer ican people and to you, their representatives, who accepted and supported th? inevitable challenge of the moon." But. he added, the footprints also belong to the entire world Fiuce the credo of Apollo 11 was "to come in peace for all mankind." peaking the day after President Nixon received a report from a four-man task group on the nation's future space plans, the Apollo 11 astronauts referred repeatedly to the importance of the apport the space program bad received in the past from Con-less. "It was here in these halls that our adventure really began," said Armstrong, first man to walk on the moon. Aldrin, harking back to Arm-" They'll Call At CiriiiiiEiinii Washington, Sept. 16 (News Bureau) The Apollo 11 astronauts will visit the Grumman Aerospace Corp. in Bethpage, LJ., tomorrow. They will tour the plant where the lunar module which landed two of them on the moon last July was built for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. A space agency spokesman said astronauts Neil Armstrong, Mike Collins and Buzz Aldrin would fly from here to Bethpage, arriving at 2:30 p.m. and returning to Washington later in the afternoon. strong's first words upon stepping on the moon, said "a small step for a man" was simply a statement of fact, but "a giant leap for mankind" was "a hope for the future." Only the future, he said, "will determine just how giant a leap we have taken." Collins, who called the space program a "search for the new Indies," said that on the cruises to and from the moon, the throe men had two choices about what to look at through their windows. They could look back at earth, with all of its terrestrial turmoil, or "out toward the new Indies." "We looked both ways, we saw both, and I think that is what our nation must do." Collins acknowledged the great cost of the Apollo project, saying that "we have taken to the moon the wealth of the nation." In return, he said, "we brought back rocks, and I think it is a fair trade." The rocks, he said, may un- Jock 414 sepfeja f thBvOM, the earcn ana me soiar system. Space Drive Said to Unify All Earthmen Astronaut Frank Borman said J yesterday that America's space flights have created a unified "feeling among all nations that we are all earthmen." Borman, who commanded Apollo 8 in the first manned orbit around the moon, said that what he has observed in his appearances in 28 countries around the world has convinced him that space exploration is leading to better cooperation among nations. Speaking at a luncheon of the Magazine Publishers Association at the Waldorf-Astoria, Borman said the moon landing has also proved that American technology can accomplish anything elimination of pollution, control of population, solving; the urban crisis. 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