El Paso Times from El Paso, Texas on October 2, 1983 · 18
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El Paso Times from El Paso, Texas · 18

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Sunday, October 2, 1983
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PagelO-B THE EL PASO TIMES, Sunday, October 2, 1983 Space hall inducts 14 Apollo program astronauts By David Sheppard Times staff writer ALAMOGORDO Skeptics who dwell on the decline of education and industry in America would have been lonely Saturday at the International Space Hall of Fame. Scientists, educators, politicians and military brass joined more than 500 spectators at the eighth induction ceremony into the hall of fame in a salute to the men who journeyed farther into space than any other humans and left their footprints on the moon. The celebration at the "golden cube" at the foot of the Sacramento Mountains marked the final induction for the astronauts in the Apollo program. Fourteen men of that "brotherhood" of pioneers 7 " . Vi c 7 fn rQ rr&t crlim n ca of world pivot point WHITE SANDS MISSILE the heat of the blast into a light who represented the zenith in American technology were honored as the inductees Saturday. Plaques bearing their names will be hung in a gallery where 70 other men and women, including 19 Apollo astronauts, are honored for their achievements in space exploration. The inductees represent 14 countries and more than a century of research. Walter Cunningham, lunar module pilot of the first manned test flight of the Apollo program, was the only inductee present. The other astronauts inducted were William Anders. Alan Bean, Roger Chaffee, Charles Duke Jr., Donn Eisele and Ronald Evans. Rounding out the group of, Apollo inductees three of whom walked on the moon were Fred Haise Jr., James Irwin, Thomas Mattingly II, Stuart Roosa, Russell Schweickart, John Swigert Jr. and Alfred Worden. The Apollo astronauts were described as "modern-day Magellans" by Dr. Peter Cannon, the keynote speaker for the induction. Cannon, vice president of research for Rockwell International Corp., said the astronauts had to overcome a chorus of doom predictions from persons who perceived the space program as farfetched. The odds against survival were too formidable, the doubters said, because spaceships either would be destroyed by meteorites or fry during re- cntry into earth s atmosphere. The men of Apollo paved the way for the space shuttle, and through its success, Cannon said, America's role in space has been assured, which has "validated our ability to conceive, design and deliver the most advanced technology" in the world. But the technological revolution has become a nightmare rather than a dream for workers in the "smokestack industries" who have lost. their jobs. Cannon said industry, government and educational institutions must combine forces again to create a brighter future for displaced workers. "It appears reasonable," Cannon said, "to assume that a nation that combined the best of American science, technology and human resouces in the space program, can muster the same cooper ative effort for a resolution to such problems. RANGE (AP) Technology unleashed after the first atomic device was detonated at the isolated Trinity Site has been "both life-threatening and life-saving." the White Sands Missile Range commander said Saturday. "Regardless of what you think, this site represents a propitious moment in human history because from that moment the course of human experience was changed," Maj. Gen. Niles Ful-wylcr said during the annual tour of Trinity Site. U.S. Army officials said about 1.300 people toured the site Saturday. the site was ground zero for the July 16, 1915, test on what was then White Sands Proving Ground, a 4,000-square-mile test area of desert plains used as a bombing range. The device was placed atop a 100-foot tower, which was obliterated by the explosion. The blast carved a crater about 400 yards in diameter and about 8 feet deep. Sand in the crater was fused by green solid material, which was dubbed trinititc. The flash of the explosion was seen as far away as Albuquerque and Silver City. The explosion was the result of a research and development program known as the Manhattan Project, which had been under way in top secret laboratories at Los Alamos. Despite speculation in New Mexico about the blast, the cloak of secrecy held until Aug. 6, 1945, when an atomic bomb was exploded above Hiroshima, Japan. On Aug. 9, another bomb devastated Nagasaki, Japan, and the Japanese surrendered five days later. The Trinity Site was closed to visitors until 1953. A few years later, a group of clergy visited the site to conduct a religious service and a prayer for peace. The visit evolved into an annual trek. The site is closed for the remainder of the year because it lies within the impact area for missile tests at the range. The site is marked by plaques and a lava rock monument. Whole Enchilada Fiesta opens on crowded note By Joan Morris Times staff writer LAS CRUCES - About 8.000 people crowded into the Downtown Mall in Las Cruces Saturday to sample the sights, sounds and food of the Whole Enchilada Fiesta. The fiesta, a celebration of community and cultures, ends at 7 p.m. Sunday. The fiesta got off to an early start Saturday with the Whole Enchilada Fiesta Parade. More than 100 floats, bands, horses, marchers and clowns made their way around the 10-block mall, encouraged by the applause and friendly shouts of the audience more than 5,000 people. The coveted Sweepstakes award went to the newly formed city of Sunland Park and its Optimist Club. The huge gold and silver float celebrated the July 5 election that merged the communities of Sunland Park, Ana-pra. Meadow Vista and Riverside into one incorporated city. Taking first place in the commercial division of the parade was a costume shop. 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Leading the hourlong parade was New Mexico State University President Gerald Thomas, who served this year as grand marshal. The fiesta continues through Sunday with the cooking of the world's largest enchilada. The giant enchilada, which last year measured more than 6 feet in diameter, will be cooked outdoors starting at about 2:30 p.m. The three-tier concoction should be ready for sampling by 5 p.m. The enchilada will be cooked behind the Las Cruces Street beer garden, across the street from City Hall. Admission to the fiesta is free and there is no charge for parking. However, parking is limited. There is free entertainment offered throughout the fiesta. IT PAYS TO REMEMBER Q: Hie drsl tropical itorm to be named Iter male (in 1978) wai called by what name? Ii you know the antwer to thit question, listen to KKOO RADIO COO am. IV tt Put Simra ;iiii:f;.;.iiVH 'itMfiJM: JCICiiC!: ! h'

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