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TORRID TOUCHDOWN Weather continues partly cloudy and hot for Fort Worth's armchair astronauts High Sunday near 100 Low in the upper 70s Wind will be light Page Amusements 1-3F Ancestors tOF Art 5F Auto Album 119 Birds 7D Rombeck 9E Books CF Bridge 91) Classified 1-2IC Coins 1 ID Crossword 91) Death Notices 2IC Dental Diary — 24C Dixon Astrology 8F Dogs I2D Editorials 81) t poll lielated Stories and Pictures on Pages 2 12-13 17 20A SPACE CENTER Houston (AP)--The Apollo 11 astronauts tested their moon landing craft in lunar orbit Saturday and found it ready for a rendezvous with history Sunday Air Force Col Edwin E Aldrin Jr crawled into the lunar module nicknamed Eagle and turned on all its systems for the first time since it was launched from Cape Kennedy four days and 250000 miles ago "EverFthing looks super" ground control radioed afterward "We're ready to go" While commander Neil A Armstrong and Air Force Lt Col Michael Collins waited In the command module Aldrin checked his dozens of gauges and controls in the moon taxi Nothing was overlooked for the landing module must THIS IS WEST TEXAS Sign in front of a church on Haltom Road: "If you think THIS is hot " Jack Stroube of Dallas tells about a physician who for a time was the only doctor in a small town not far from Lubbock "Ile stayed as busy as a bird dog" Stroube says So when he did get a chance to play he made the most of it Once at a New Year's Eve party the doctor was having the time of his life Then one of his lifelong friends fell and hurt his leg "He pestered the doctor for about four hours" Stroube says "Finally the sawbones had had enough lie took his friend to his (the doctors) office and X rayed the leg" S 1 DOC GOT EVEN WITH PESTERER The X ray showed nothing as the doctor had known all along But he decided to get even with the patient for ruining one of his rare nights out lie pulled an X ray from his files showing a severe leg fracture and showed it to his friend Then says Stroube the doctor put the man's leg in a cast from the tip of his big toe to his hip — and left him in it for six weeks 0 An Abilene doctor another friend of Stroube was an avid golfer "He worked long and hard in his office" says Stroube "but during his golf he detested the practice of medicine" One day a golfing champion kept pestering the doctor to look at a rash on one finger The doctor kept saying things like: "It's nothing — step back please while I putt" Finally to shut the guy up the doctor looked carefully at the finger He delivered his diagnosis: The rash was caused either by strawberries or diapers Then he turned his attention back to golf S RASH OF BILLS FOR MAN And when he returned to his office he sent the man a bill for $50 for medical consultation on the golf course The man with the rash was outraged He called his lawyer and asked if he were obligated to pay the bill "The lawyer advised him to go ahead and pay it" Stroube says "The next day the guy got a bill from his lawyer for WO" Stroube tells too about the young mother who was asked how her kids were doing in school "Terrible" she said 'I go to PTA meetings under an assumed name" George Dolan's column aprears daily in the Morning Star-Telegram INSIDE INDEX e Page Financial 14D Gardens 9F Health 5D Humphrey 20A Jumble IID Life at 40 11D Music SF Oil 6D Ranch & Farm 5D Real Estate 10D Science I2D Sports I-12B Travel 7F Weather 21C Wheel Talk I ID Woman's World 1-20E MISS YOUR PAPER? Call before 11 am for delivery senice 3368171 t FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM SUNDAY JULY 20 1969 EIGHTY-NINTH YEAR NO 170 MOON LANDING SITE — This is the Apollo 11 primary landing site as seen from the hatch window of SPACE CENTER Houston (AP) — Here are highlights of Apollo 11's fifth and sixth days in space (Fort Worth time) THE DAY AHEAD (SUNDAY): Astronauts Neil A Armstrong Edwin E Aldrin Jr and Michael Collins awake at 6:02 am after a nine-hour rest period and eat breakfast Hatch separating lunar module (1M) landing craft and command ship is removed Aldrin crawls into 1AM at 8:17 am and switches on electrical power Armstrong follows at 9:16 am He checks out LM communications and astronauts hook pressure suits Into IA life support systems LM landing legs deployed at 11:25 am Mission control gives go-no-go for undocking at 12 noon followed by a checkout of lAM maneuvering jets Command ship piloted alone by Collins undocks with IX at 1240 pm and both ships do formation flying so Collins can inspect LM's exterior LM's braking rocket triggered for 29 seconds at 2:03 pm to lower landing craft's orbit from 69-mile-high circular path to an egg-shaped orbit ranging from 10 to 66 miles high Braking rocket fired again at 3:12 pm for 12 minutes for final descent to the surface Touchdown on the moon at 3:15 pm followed by checkout of LN1 systems Astronaut's begin photographing lunar surface from LM windows at 4:20 pm while Collins zips overhead trying to spot the landing area Forty-minute eat period begins at 5:16 pm followed by four-hour rest period and another one-hour eat period at 11:56 pm III THE FOLLOWING DAY (MONDAY): Armstrong and Aldrin begin preparations at midnight for moon walk unstowing equipment They don life-supporting backpacks filled with oxygen at 11:30 pm and begin a one-hour checkout of backpack systems Cockpit depressurized at 12:30 am and hatch opened half-hour later exposing LAI cabin to the lunar vacuum Armstrong eases backwards on hands and knees out LM hatch at 1:07 am and stands on LNI front porch He slowly descends ladder to surface and on the way opens a compartment holding TV camera TV turned on Armstrong steps on moon for first time at 1:16 am checks his stability in one-sixth gravity environment Se3 scoop to pick up sample of lunar rock and sticks It in a pocket He then begins inspection of LM landing gear We'r t Read work to perfection if Aldrin and Armstrong are to land on the moon and return safely to earth The test took more than two hours When it was over Aldrin crawled back into the command module the tunnel to the lunar machine was closed and the crew began getting ready for an eight-hour rest The crews rest period—the shortest on their schedule since launch—was delayed more than 90 minutes when flight controllers reported difficulty in locking on the Apollo 11 radio signals Mission control sent signals to the spacecraft which instructed it to automatically align its antennae The crew was asked to monitor the spacecraft's response Finally mission control said it had tracked the problem to a faulty power supply on a ground receiver and that all spacecraft systems looked fine With that mission control told the astronauts goodnight at 11:05 pm just 16 hours before the planned Aldrin climbs back into LM at 3: i am Using a hand-powered conveyor belt Armstrong and Aldrin work together to transfer rock boxes cameras and other gear into LK Armstrong climbs into LM at 3:25 am and astronauts repressurize cabin Turn to Step on Page 2 lunar touchdown and seven hours before the crew was to be awakened for their appointment with destiny "That really winds things up on the ground" said control 'We're about ready to go to bed and get some sleep" "Yeath" said Collins "We're about to join you" Apollo 11 rocketed into moon orbit at 12:22 pm ( Fort Worth time) Saturday and almost immediately passed tantalizingly close to the spot where Armstrong and Aldrin will land Sunday The spacemen beamed the moon into the living rooms of the world via television during the second orbit and then conducted the moon machine tests during the next two orbits Collins conducted landmark tracking while Aldrin was checking the communications equipment that will carry the word and pictures to earth of man's first step on the moon —Associated Press Wirephoto the spacecraft during a telecast sent back to the earth Saturday afternoon Step by Step With Apollo Aldrin climbs out 1N1 and steps on moon at 1:30 am Armstrong deploys TV camera to a position 30 feet from LNI so earthlings can see LM and astronauts working around it Armstrong begins putting rocks and soil samples in a box at 1:45 am as Aldrin becomes familiar with lunar environment Both astronauts begin detailed inspection of LN1 at 2:05 am Aldrin carries experiments from LNI to a point about 70 feet away and deploys them at 2:15 am One experiment is to listen for moonquakes and the other is to retlect laser beams fired from earth so scientists can measure exact earth-moon distance At 2:30 am Aldrin and Armstrong fill another box with the most geologically interesting rocks they can obtain Mark Goil chauffered his soap box racer past the checkered flag Saturday night in the championship “on -I REMEMBER walking around for a period of time and then going back to my hotel room" the senator was quoted by the p)lice as saying "When I fully realized what had happened this mornng Saturday) I immediately contacted the police" The incident was another in a series of tragedies that have hounded the Kennedy family ever since it came to prominence in American political life Kennedy had come to Martha's Vineyard H weekend boat races with se v er al friends and staff members According to Kennedy staff members there had been a party on Chappaquiddick Is land for David Hackett a friend of Robert Kennedy Kennedy had gone to the party late Friday night according to his statement to the police and then had left driving Miss Kopechne to the ferry to Edgartown July 18 at approd SUM AY 206 Pages in 10 Sections RICE TW ENTY CENTS That historic exploration is to begin at 12:42 pm when the moon lander unlocks It is to land at 3:14 pm with Armstrong stepping on the surface at 1:17 am Monday Collins reported that a pool of water had formed in one corner of the command module But controllers said it would present no problem and told him to sop it up with sponges and throw the sponges away Armstrong and Aldrin earlier reported sighting some mysterious lunar lights in an area where some scientists believe there are moon volcanoes The Apollo 11 astronauts shared the moon with a robot spacecraft from Russia that is still puzzling Western observers Luna 15 changed its course slightly Saturday but the purpose of the satellite now in its third day about the moon remained unknown During the 3-minute telecast the crew pointed the camera at the colorfully named moon features that will Turn to All on Page 2 Ted Uninjured In Car Plunge Woman Killed Another Ptcttot Story on Page 101 194t New Torii Times News Smite EDGARTOWN Mass—A 28-year-old woman passenger was killed Saturday when a car driven by Sen Edward NI -Ted" Kennedy plunged 10 feet off a bridge into a pond on Chappaquiddick Island near this Martha's Vineyard community Sen Kennedy was not injured The woman was identified as Mary Jo Kopec h ne of Berkeley Heights NJ a farmer secretary to the Massachusetts Democrat's brother the late Sen Robert F Kennedy 'a01 The police here said that Sen Kennedy had told them aro r he wandered around in awn ' ent shock after the accident ow do and did not report it to them for about eight hours Pf —Associated Pre 5s Wirephoto SEN EDWARD KENNEDY matey 11:15 pm" the police quoted Kennedy as saying went over to Chappaquiddick Later I was driving my car on Main Street Chappaquiddick to get the ferry back to Edgartown 1 was unfamiliar with the road and turned right on to Dyke Road instead of bearing hard left on Main Street "After proceeding for approximately half a mile on Dyke Road I descended a hill and came upon a narrow bridge The car went off the side of the bridge There was one passenger with me one Miss Kopechne "THE CAR turned over and stank into the water and landed with roof resting on the bottom I attempted to open Turn to Car Plunge on Page 11A —Star-Telegram Photo by Larry Mereny MARK GEM STREAKS TO SOAP BOX DERBY VICTORY derby race Gell nosed out David Baldwin Division A winner (Story and other pictures Page 18A) 4L lower landing craft's orbit from 69-mile-high circular path to an egg-shaped orbit ranging from 10 to 66 miles high le tells too about the young mother asked how her kids were doing in Braking rocket fired again at 3:12 pm for 12 minutes for 0 A final descent to the surface '4! I ble" she said 'I go to PTA meetings Touchdown on the moon at 3:15 pm followed by checkout ri) of LN1 systems assumed name" Dolan's column aprears daily in the Astronaut's begin photographing lunar surface from LM - Q tar-Telegram windows at 4:20 pm while Collins zips overhead trying to spot It - ': V 'N --- A !0 the landing area -- ta 's "-::-- ' ' 4: Na6' -1-''' -4 Forty-minute eat period begins at 5:16 pm followed by t ' - I 0 INSIDE INDEX four-hour rest period and another one-hour eat period at 11:56 t : 4 er pm 0 ei Page Page - A 4 4 t7 b t— ( ' - ti V : A its 1-3F Financial 14D THE FOLLOWING DAY (MONDAY): 10F Gardens 9F 1-vse 4 - -osikr- 5F Health 5D Armstrong and Aldrin begin preparations at midnight for 11D Humphrey 20A moon walk unstowing equipment ' -or"' -" Ti 4000111'4" ' ' ''''' 7D Jumble 11D They don life-supporting backpacks filled with oxygen at opo'''' --rz--:? '''' ' - ' ' ' ow o - ' ' 9E Life ic at 40 11D 11:30 pm and begin a one-hour checkout of backpack systems --- : -i:4:4v!--1 1:4 - si: 4 6F Mus SF 1 91) Oil 6D Cockpit depressurized at 12:30 am and hatch opened half- ii f -kt-t!V:'V')'-s:!7z" - ir1muP0' - '-!11s7yr 1 -4e :— k— 1-2IC Ranch & Farm 5D hour later exposing LAI cabin to the lunar vacuum IID Real Estate 10D - J '-'1?'- : ' '-4 "'-:-:::'L'"r1 9D Science I2D Armstrong eases backwards on hands and knees out IX j ":-':) '1'-1- : dees 21C Sports 1-12B hatch at 1:07 am and stands on IA front porch He slowly 41 tatii:A:000401444414K:04 i i - try 24C Travel 7F descends ladder to surface and on the way opens a compartrology IIF Weather 21C ment holding TV camera TV turned on —Star-Telegram Photo by Larry Meniny I2D Wheel Talk 11D W 8D oman's World 1-20E Armstrong steps on moon for first time at 1:16 am checks MARK GEII STREAKS TO SOAP BOX DERBY VICTORY his stability in one-sixth gravity environment uses scoop to VOUR PAPER? 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