The San Francisco Examiner from San Francisco, California on March 5, 1969 · 6
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The San Francisco Examiner from San Francisco, California · 6

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Wednesday, March 5, 1969
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Pflgt f-fcXExaminrr VVed.,Mar. 5, 1969 1 1 jX , " XT . w . - Hated LBJ and Goldberg FAR ABOVE THE EARTH . . . ASTRONAUTS AT WORK Telecast from Apollo 9 today shows Schweickart and McDivitt in cabin UPI Photo 'Like a Dream' 1st ILS.Spaceship Switch From Page 1 command module and Scott backward through space. "That's pretty smooth," said Scott from the command module during the burn. "Yeah," said McDivitt aboard the moonship. "It's going along like a dream." Then he added: "Gee, am I hungry." Later, McDivitt commented, "It looks like everything was pretty clean." The crew reported seeing chunks of foil from outside the lunar module fly off during the rapid acceleration of the burn. "We just threw a big chunk down at the ground there," said McDivitt. "There goes another hunk." The outside of the lunar module consists of many layers of cellophane-like aluminum foil taped in place. Loss of small pieces would not cause a hazard to the crew. During the last seconds of the burn, McDivitt took over control from the on-board computer and raised and lowered the power of the thrust, testing the control critical to a landing on the moon. Good Steering Job "It looks like it's doing a real good job of steering," he said. McDivitt and Schweickart! Paine Selected As NASA Chief WASHINGTON - (AP) -President Nixon today named Deputy Administrator Dr. Thomas Paine to be the new head of the nation's space agency. Nixon also awarded the Robert H. Goddard Memorial Trophy for space achievements to the around-the-moon Apollo 8 crew. Paine has been acting administrator since the retirement of James Webb last October. Long Career Paine, 47, who had a long career in industry research, had come to the White House today for the announced award of the Goddard Trophy and found himself ele vated to the new job. He said he was "very pleased and very touched" by the President's confidence in him and said he believed "this country should be the pre-eminent nation in space-faring." And he promised to try to make the second decade in space "outperform the first." Paine, a native of Berkeley, went to NASA as deputy administrator last year from Santa Barbara where he managed Temco, the General Electric center for advanced studies. He had been a GE engineer since 1949, specializing in materials research. Lovell Accepts Navy Capt. James Lovell Jr. accepted the Goddard trophy in behalf of the Apollo crew which also included Air Force Col. Frank Borman, m-r ,x J CAN YOU PASS THE TENSION TEST? YES NO 1. Do minor problems rj n throw you i)ff? 2. Do people have trouble getting rj n along with you? 3. Do you fear people or D D situations? If you can't answer "No" to every question, tension may be getting the better of you. Discover ten simple techniques that can teach you to relax and get a fresh slant on life. Read How to Deal With Your Tensions. Just one of 41 articles and features in March Reader's Digest. Pick up your copy today. READER'S DIGEST DR. THOMAS PAINE Head of NASA who was busy today monitoring the Apollo 9 flight, and Air Force Lt. Col. William Anders, who was at work with the Apollo 11 crew that hopes to land on the moon this summer. The Goddard trophy, named for the father of American rocketry and sponsored annually by the National Space Club, is a heavy bronze bust of the pioneer space scientist. turned a television camera on for nearly seven minutes before the burn. The camera gave a clear picture of the astronauts working at the controls, but voice communication was lost during part of the tele' cast. Schweickart suffered a brief siege of nausea before the transfer. Schweickart made the first transfer into the moonship, Scott opened the tunnel by removing the command mod ule hatch, docking hardward and the lightweight lunar module hatch. This opened the 32-inch wide tunnel into the moonship. Makes His Move A half-hour after Schweick-art's transfer, McDivitt, hel-metless in the pressurized tunnel, moved over to the lunar module. Scott, alone in the command module, then started isolating his teammates in their new workroom. "I guess you don't need me any more in the tunnel," said Scott, "so I'll go ahead and close the hatch." "All right, see you later," said McDivitt. "Have fun over there," came the reply. During the TV transmission McDivitt and Schweickart were shown standing at the control panels of the lunar module, which doesn't have a place for the crew to sit. Waves, Smiles Schweickart waved and smiled once, but for most of the show the men worked. The spacecraft transfer was a critical maneuver for success of the Apollo 9 flight and for U. S. chances of land ing on the moon later. The lunar module will be carried by the command module to an orbit of the moon. Two members will transfer to the lunar module and use the descent engine which McDivitt and Schweickart tested to ease the craft to the moon's surface. RlewS (PSA Motto Sprkap Fly Ontario. Drive a Valcar to Palm Springs and have wheels while you're there. For a couple, only $42.50 per person. For four, only $37.25 per person. Costs less than Palm Springs without a car. Valcar picks up where PSA leaves you off Ontario. 48 hours, 150 miles, gas included. Less than an hour drive to Palm Springs. Plane rent-a-car package costs $53.00 for one, but the more in your party, the more you save. Costs less than regular round trip fare on the airline that puts you down in Palm Springs car-less. . PSA gives you a lift. WJ Sirhan Notes on RFK Read to Jury examiner News Services LOS ANGELES Chaotic scribblings in notebooks in which Sirhan Sirhan wrote on page after page that Sen. Robert Kennedy must be killed were read to the jury at his murder trial today. And the notes revealed he would have killed former President Johnson and UN Ambassador Arthur Goldberg, too, if he had the chance. The books had been presented by the prosecution as evidence of Sirhan' s premeditation in the Kennedy slay ing. On one page Sirhan wrote "Kennedy must be sacrificed for the cause of the poor exploited people, on another he wrote, "Kennedy must fall. Kennedy must falL" Must Fall "The hand that is doing this writing will do the slaying of Robert Kennedy." TRforPU Sirhan also said that if Kennedy had been with him three weeks before the assassination, when Sirhan first learned the senator backed the Israeli cause: "So help me God, he would have died at that time." Chief defense counsel Grant Cooper led Sirhan into making these admissions as he read page by page from a 100-page diary, a conglomeration of death threats, names of horses, jockeys, girls he never dated, mystic insights and scores of repetitions of his own name and, "Long live Nasser," (a reference to U.A.R. President Ga-mal Abdel Nasser). Ills Handwriting "Did you write this?" Cooper asked time after time. Each time Sirhan would concede that he did. "It's my handwriting, but I don't remember it." The Use of 'We Cooper questioned him about the use of the personal pronoun "we" in the notation "we believe that we can effect" the slaying of Kennedy. The defendant replied. "No sir," when Cooper asked him if any one "hired him to kill Kennedy, if any government hired him, or if he discussed his plans before he went to the Ambassador Hotel and shot Kennedy. 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