Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on July 16, 1973 · Page 30
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 30

Galesburg, Illinois
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Monday, July 16, 1973
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f 4 30 Galesburg Register*Mail, Gqlesburg, III. Ready To Go Big deal at Kennedy Space Center is the launch vehicle for the Skylab 2 team. Commander Alan L. Bean, Dr. Owen K. Garriott and Jack R. Lousma will lift off July 28 for a 56-day tour aboard the orbital space station. NEA Skylab 2 Mission Countdown Starts CAPE KENNEDY (UPI) The countdown rolled along smoothly today toward the July 28 launch of three more Skylab space explorers. who plan to man the orbiting station for a record 56 days. The count was kicked off on schedule at 11 p.m. EDT Sunday, 12 days before astronauts Alan L. Bean, Jack R. Lousma and Owen K. Garriott plan to ride an Apollo command module up to. the lab for another scientific research journey. The first hurdle in the countdown-is a practice launch at 7:08 a.m. EDT Friday. The countdown clock will then be turned back to T-47 hours and started again two days before the real launch of the space crew by a Saturn IB rocket. Launch officials will spend most of today running tests of the command module and rocket systems to make sure they will function properly on launch day. The Skylab 2 countdown is the first time the dress rehearsal has been combined with a real launch. Officials said they adopted the new countdown schedule because of the proven reliability of the Saturn launchers, the rockets that alnfiost flawlessly boosted men toward the moon. The astronauts won't take part in the dress rehearsal for the first time, too, because of the Saturn B's good record. Garriott, a civilian, is the first physicist-astronaut and his expertise is expected to add knowledge about the sun and about man coping with weightless space for long periods. Continue Research The asttonauts will also fee continuing the mission reacts research begun in 28-day Skylab manned about how the body to prolonged and what space voyages, and what can be learned about the earth's natural resources from orbit. Bean, Garriott and Lousma passed their next-to-last major medical examinations last week, and are continuing training in semiquarantine, to keep them from getting sick, at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. Space Station Is Ready for Crew CAPE KENNEDY (UPI) —itronauts is eager to take off Once a limping, almost useless after l l k years of training and hulk of machinery, the Skylab | wa t chin g the first crew dramatically restore the space space station is now the picture of good health and ready to receive its second three-man crew, this time for 56 days of orbital research. Spac^ scientists already are exuberant about what they call the "incredible" results of Skylab's first research efforts. They are predicting even more information about the sun, the earth and man's adaptation to prolonged weightlessness from the second mission. Veteran moonwalker Alan L. K station to good health. "You could never follow an act like that," Mission Commander Bean, 41, said in an interview. "We're just going to pick up where Pete (Conrad) left off. I don't think there are any barriers at all at the moment in our going 56 days." Mission Pilot Lousma, 37, a the Bean, Owen physicist Garriott and test pilot Jack R. Lousma are scheduled for launch July 28 to dock with.the 86-ton laboratory in a 270-mile- high earth orbit. Charles "Pete" Conrad, Joseph P. Kerwin and Paul J. Weitz returned June 22 from setting the current space endurance record of 28 days. Before starting their space research, however, the first crew had to turn Skylab into a fix-it Marine notion major, rejects that he and his flying shop, crewmates will become bored by the routine of eight weeks of scientific investigation. "We won't become bored," he said. "We have too much to do. I don't think there are enough missions to get everything done that we can do in Skylab." S k y I a b's solar telescopes were the first ever operated by men above the interference of the earth's atmosphere, and the results of just the first few weeks of research on the secret of the sun's seething energy been enthusiastically received. have We haven't completed the development of the film yet," repairing damage done to a solar power wing by a meteoroid-heat shield torn off during launch, and [said Experiments Director Wil- putting up a giant umbrella to liam Keathley of the Marshall shade the lab. Center. "But we have enough to The repair efforts gave tell us we have some incredible Skylab enough power to con- data-." duct a full range of scientific With the first physicist- experiments. The huge orange astronaut, Garriott, aboard, the parasol erected to do the work Skylab 2 mission is expected to heat shield brought be even more fruitful in temperatures down to normal understanding the sun. levels. "The (Skylab 1) pictures . . . Bean, Garriott afid Lousma reveal much of the detailed will be taking along another structure of the sun we're shield to replace theflooking for," the 42-year-old Garriott said. "The more we of the sun parasol, suffering deterioration from constant exposure to the sun. The second team of as- know about the sun, the better we may eventually be able to use it as an energy source. if Li H J to save Weaver SALE r Yemm Chevrolet extends Good Reasons 1973 VEGA mm mm m SEWS*. -*y .i r • •m _P 4 **** FIRST to Thank You for your support! SECOND to give oil who missed pur 600 a second chance! THIRD to correspond with Chevy's national sale. (It is still on). FOURTH to rev up our own efforts in • "i an attempt to win the Grand Awards from Chevy + 1 * and that our owners, managers and top salesmen can go to Europe, Bermuda and other exciting places overseas with their wives. j (Something we got a late start on). Come help us and help yourself to a deal to top all deals! 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