The Pantagraph from Bloomington, Illinois on March 7, 1969 · Page 2
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The Pantagraph from Bloomington, Illinois · Page 2

Bloomington, Illinois
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Friday, March 7, 1969
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' m m m w m w m ' I WU To Honor Astronaut Frank B o r m a n , who commanded the Apollo 8 moon flight in December, will receive an honorary doctor of science degree March 18 at Elinois Wesleyan University. Wesleyan's announcement came Thursday as another team of astronauts, the Apollo 9 crew, orbited the earth in a dress-rehearsal for a landing on the moon. The degree will be given to the astronaut during Wesleyan's annual Founders Day con- vocation at 10 a.m. Colonel Borman will arrive at Wesleyan shortly before the convocation at 10 a.m. Honorary doctor of science degrees in absentia also will be awarded to the colonel's Apollo shot crew members, Lt CoL William A. Anders and Capt James A. Lovell Jr. Neither will be able to attend the convocation.'. First For Thrw Both have been assigned as backup pilots for the forthcoming Apollo 11 mission which will land the first men on the moon later" this year. Training for that mission will prevent their appearance with Colonel Bor- man at Wesleyan. The March 18 ceremony will mark the first time that the three astronauts have been Apoll U r : I u I o 8 Astronauts w j .-. I .4L4ef.ieCfa William Anders James Lovell Jr. science degree from the Naval Academy, in 195S and a master of science degree in nuclear engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology . a t Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, in 1962. Backup Pilot He was one of the third group of astronauts selected by NASA. He served as backup pilot for the Gemini 11 mission prior to his Apollo 8 assignment All three astronauts have received a number of special honors, including the NASA Distinguished Service Medal, NASA Exceptional Service Medal and the New York State Medal for Valor. The Apollo 8 crew members were awarded the Robert H. A-2 ormal, III. Frl.,March7,1M The Pantaoraph Bloomington-Nc Game Plentiful There are 28 species of big game In North America. Fresh Cei's!ryE;;s Certified Grade A Ml USS PAtKHM KI'ItrTewi&Cestry 30MN fONMMT HAVING ILLUSIONS Astronaut Frank Borman presented honorary doctorates. .President Robert S. Eckley said "Wesleyan is proud t o Thursday. "Colonel Borman and recognize the crew of man's first voyage to the moon," IWU Normal Fire Chief Begins Training Course in Chicago Normal Fire Chief Victor Sylvester Jr. has begun a 60-day training course with the Chicago Fire Department. He will work with instructors directing recruit training. Cost of the training involves only transportation and meals for Chief Sylvester, Administrator Clarence Bigelow an nounced Thursday. The chief went to Chicago Monday. Lodging is provided at no cost by the Chicago department. The Chicago program draws chiefs and top level fire personnel from throughout the nation as well as foreign countries. Chief Sylvester is quartered this week with a chief from Hong Kong, Mr. Bigelow said. With Normal about to hire 11 full-time firemen, the Chicago training is expected to give Chief Sylvester an insight into the operation of an effective training program for recruits. At this point, it is not known whether the Normal chief will remain in Chicago for the full two-month period. He may break up his training with short trips back to Normal. Fire Inspector Charles Smal-ley is serving as acting chief of the town's volunteers during Chief Sylvester's absence. Many Islands The Phillipines number more than 7,000 islands. his crew members, Anders and Lovell, are eminently qualified by this unique and highly suc cessful accomplishment to receive honorary degrees." An honorary doctor of humane letters degree will be presented March 18 to Ulysses Kay, professor of music at the Herbert H. Lehman College of the City University of New York. Wesleyan's Founders Day is part of its annual Festival of Fine Arts, March 8-23. A festival highlight will be the inauguration of President Eckley as Wesleyan's 15th president on Saturday, 22. To Place Capsule Following the Tuesday con vocation, Colonel Borman will place . a time capsule in the cornerstone of Wesleyan's $90,000 Mark Evans Observatory between 11:15 and 11:30 a.m. Before leaving Wesleyan, the astronaut will attend a presi- platform guests in the Memorial Student Center. He will leave Bloomington immediately after the luncheon. No other details are available on uoionei Borman s transportation plans. Colonel Borman and Captain Lovell were chosen as as tronauts by the National Aero nautics and Space Administration in September. 1962. Both served as backup pilots for the Gemini 4 flight and Capt. Lovell served as backup command pilot for the Gemini 9 flight. Both men were launched into space aboard Gemini 7 on Dec 4, 1965, with Colonel Borman as command pilot. The Gemini 7 mission was the longest manned space flight, 330 hours and 35 minutes, and accomplished the first rendezvous of two manned maneuverable spacecraft a s Gemini 7 was joined in orbit by Gemini 6. Firtt For Anders The AdoIIo 8 mission was the jnarcn fu-st for Anders, who was selected by NASA as an astronaut in October, 1963. Borman received a bachelor of science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1950 and a master of science degree in aeronautical engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 1957. He entered the Air Force af- Last Flight Apollo 8 was Borman's final space flight. He will continue to serve the manned space flight effort as Deputy Director for Flight Crew Operations at the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, Tex. Lovell received a bachelor of science degree from the United States Naval Academy in 1952 and received flight training fol lowing graduation. He has carried out numerous assignments as a naval aviator, including a four-year tour as a test pilot at the Naval Air Test Center in Maryland. He continues to serve as a member of the astronaut group. In June, 1967, he was selected to serve as special consultant to tne v resident's council on Physical Fitness. Anders earned a bachelor of Goddard Memorial Trophy for dent's luncheon for convocation iter graduation from West Point .TZTl "SEEL iL and received h s n lot trfl nlnff "uu "" at Williams Air Force Base, Arizona. From 1951 to 1958, Borman was assigned to various fighter squadrons in the United States and the Philippines. He became an instructor of thermody namics and fluid mechanics at the Military Academy in 1957 and subsequently attended the U.S. Air Force Aerospace Re search Pilots School from which he graduated in i960. He re mained there as an instructor until 1962. 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