Winnipeg Free Press

July 21, 1969

Issue date: Monday, July 21, 1969
Pages available: 52
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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - July 21, 1969, Winnipeg, Manitoba MOON SPECIAL SOUVENIR EDITION Save For Your Grandchildren Winnipeg Free Press Final Edition WINNIPEG, MONDAY, JULY 21, 1969 Sunrise S.43 a.m. Moonrise p.n. Sunset 9-27 p.m. Moomrt p.m. FORECAST: SHOWERS; 60 and 80 Astronauts On Way Back j Luna 15 After Lunar Triumph stro strong Edw.n Neil A. Arm- Jr. blasted of.' ..afely from the moon and into rom e moon an nto lunar orbit today, beginning the complex manoeuvres to link up with their mother ship. They left behind their footprints in the lunar dust and in the history of man. .ilftff be5a" 69 seeonds command ship, with Mich- i ael .ltf e5a" seeonds command ship, with Mich- its lone passenger, passed 69 miles above Tranquiliry Base ApoBo ItY lunar module touches down on the moon, as depicted by Free Pres, artist Peter Kuch. JJETIF YORK (CP) i- The New Yfcrk Times, in an edjtorial enti- 'Nixoning the Satur- day- criticizes President Nixoa for .allegedly trying to., take ad- vintage of the Apollojhl Apollo Wives Proud, Happy srs i The evening has been u.nbe- moon. critical phase, blastoff from the lievably Mrs. today Neii Strikes Paydirt HOUSTON (AP) Apollo astronauts struck paydirt f III I 1C Seven minutes later, they entered orbit and a If all went well, the two ships f would link up at p.m. CDT and head for home at p.m. Their thrust lander, which set- tled them onto the surface Sun- day for a 21'A-hour stay, served them, too, at liftoff. They left behind the spindly-legged lower stage, their launching platform, as a permanent memento of July 20, day man land- ed on the moon. It was toe first time a rocket had lifted anything from the moon. Man stepped out onto the moon Sunday night for toe first time in his two million year history. "That's one small step for declared Armstrong at p.m. "One giant leap for mankind." Just after thai historic moment in man's quest for his origins Armstrong walked on the dead planet and found the surface very powdery, littered with fine grains of black dust. Just after 10 (CDT) Aldrin.joined Armstrong on the hmar surface and in less than an put on a show for a world- wide television audience that will remembered as, a truly beautiful experience.1' The two men walked easily. talked easily, even ran and jumped happily. They picked up rocks, talked at length of what they saw. They planted an American flag saluted it and talked by radiophone with the president of the United States in the White House and then faced the camera and saluted Mr. Nixon "The surface is fine and Armstrong said. "I can kick it up loosely with my toe. adheres like powdered charcoal to the he went on "but I only go in a small fraction of an inch.. 1 can see my footprint in the moon like fine grainy particles." Armstrong found he had such little trouble walking on the moon that he began talking I almost as if he didn't want to leave it. "It has a stark beauty all its Armstrong said. "It's like the desert in the southwestern United States. It's very prettv out here." Armstrong shared his first incredible moments on the moon with the whole world, as a television camera on the outside I jot1 the wingless E.igle landing1 I cralt sent back an amazingly i clear picture of his first steps on the moon. Armstrong seemed like he i was swimming along, taking I and easy steps on the airless moon despite the cumbersome I white pressure suit he wore. to be noi dilticulty walking he said. "As we suspected it's even easier tlian the one sixth G that we did in simulations on the Theiground." chase On Moon JODRELL BANK. England (AP) The Soviet Union I landed its unmanned Lima XV satellite on the moon today just I as the American Apollo 11 as- u-onauts prepared to take off. Jodrell Bank Observatory rr- polled. Astronomer Sir Bernard Lov- I'll said Luna transmitted sig- nals to a landing" and it appeared that the un- manned craft had left orbit and touched down on toe moon. Professor John G. Davies, Lovell's aide, said "Luna has landed." Davies said Luna's landing site was near the Sea of Crises, about 500 miles from toe Apollo site in the Sea of Tranquillity. He said the last signals from Luna were "appropriate to a soft landing." "We must now await more signals to see if it is taking off said Lovell. 55-year-old director of toe observatory that has tracked Luna since it en- tered toe moon orbit more than four days ago. Lovell said the Soviet satel- I lite's retrorockets that could slow it for a descent to the moon were fired al- a.m. CDT. He said the I signals stopped at a m Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong becomes the first man to set foot on the moon as he climbs down the ladder from the lunar module (top) and stands on the moon's surface a few seconds later The photographs were taken during a telecast back to earth of the history-making moment. after -consider the moon landing the watching toe moon g-'ealest moment of her life. moon. 0m of the first things he did Armstrong did not I in their prospecting on -the to SCOOP "P a small sample _t fi> Apuu-auont: to mumem 01 ner me .1-1 I apuun wiin a Da0 ;Tbe Times Niton "has of her .arrl Sdwin 'That was when we were! rllelr lllck csPetlall-v a small buttei-fly rhix. npertnncimlii-w fnr i tt __ t._____ __ j I ._ had. the- least responsibility" "ft is an honor "and pr'hl- j she said" tftp poon program amapg Pres-: Icge to share with my husband. The a s t r o n a u I s' children idenis Kennedy. Johnxoi, and thp prow tho e------ of the moon with a long-handled spoon with a bag on the end eM Millions Hang On Every Word LONDON (CP) Laplanders fantastic. One can scarcelv idenis Kennedy, himself. Jri commenting on the'plan for Nixon to talk -io toe astronauts while they are pu the.moon and "tie suggestion has beefc made the White Ifcuse would be willing to share' a split, televi- screen with the twQ lunar pjeueers during the conversa- Space- the American shared in Sunday's excitement, and in the praise of their fa- thers "It was pretty excitin CaUing toe" reported. attempts toe stage" with toe astronauts "rather the" .Times the time spent by the astronauts on toe moon too brief for them to ._._..... ;t in ao. "unnecessary coliversatioh." intrusion looSs sus- publicity stunt the crew, the craft public and all of mankind this magnificent experience of the beginning of lunar exploration." Earlier, Mrs. Armstrong ex- pressed her feelings much more simply. "I was tremendously she said. "It was hard to think it was real, until toe men actually i "otl Lord, I couldn't finding a great variety of differ- "Looks like it's Aldrin ent rocks, which could tell much said looking down from' the about the moon's age and -LEM' said gin. They saw a cunous m COUW purple farther but I can't Armstrong told him "It was 11-year-old Andy Aldrin. Had Andy any ambitions to become an astronaut? go Push it in bend down of the two treasure chests they At P-m-- Aldrin started down the landing craft's ten-foot uu f L ttjr a alt: i iiici u 12-year-old Ricky Armstrong 1'cck anct perhaps put it in oriejthat far." "I'm proud of daddy." j J a sugges said Mrs. Aldrin. "3 through this Mrs. Aldrin I there might be water and was looking at another answerecL ,ifa lIUlOc i j j u And.toey cored out a five-inch j deep sample of -JHT soil that ladder, Aldrin was guided the "looks moist." a suggestion way by Armstrong, who _: _i_i. i. StfWlH at t ho t-.c 4.1__i _ _i .-i felt __ simulation." Aftejf the moon touchdown Mrs.' Aldrin said she wept "be- cause Bwas so happy." "1 thought it was fantastically marvellous." said Mrs. Michael Coffins, whose husband a I moon toe newspaper 'T unworthy of .of; the -United trohauts visited toe iunajr sur- fiice, you toink he is wito toem there'in Mri Col- lins replied when asked Jf her i husband was disappointed Wheat Board Cuts Prices perhaps microscope life neath toe moon's surface. I the moist, 'dark could simply be stood at tne U at the ladder pnstiu-ing their reindeer listened it is on translator radios. Japanese i il stayed up all night to watch on television. Millions around the world hung on every word from be- First Steps Cautious HOUSTON (AP) _ They took their first steps on toe moon I cautiously, like prudent boys j testing the first ice of winter on j a country pond. 1 When first they walked, they I walked carefully and slowly. leaning foi'waxt.. plodding heav- ily like tired old policeman on 1 beat. As they acquired confidence. j they walked faster, now wito a slow bounce in the one-sixth j gravity of the moon. And then they ran and their stride was i longer than on earth and their shoes seemed suspended off toe strange lunar surface, wito i somothing of the floating quality of figures on slow notion film. When they were still, they seemed frozen, and they leaned forward liko puppets to be at a lunar form of attention vfhf.n President Nixon spoke thei.i trom earth All the while, the eyrth was bright and beautiful" above them, in this first incredible day of an incredible new era one needs ta repeat that: the earth above them. In the distance, the lunar sur- face looked pocked and leathery like the back of a dead alliga- tor, up, it looked like rubble, like earth levelled rough- appearance from tight Armstrong said "watch your "pliss" (PLSS, for portable life support system) from underneath. Drop your pliss down. You're clear. About an inch clear on your pliss." packing of fine particles of material, cautious David! "Okay; Aldrin" said "You McKay, geologist of toe Manned .need a little arching c.' Uie 'oark Spacecraft Centre toe two US astronauts walking on the moon. In some countries many re- mained unaware. Communist China, with one-quarter of the world's population, did not broadcast news about Apollo 11, nor did North Vietnam or North Korea. As Neil Armstrong's boots scuffed the Junar dust, it was just before sunrise in most of place as one Jy after a disaster, dead. I They looked ghostlike on the crowds in front of TV screens, soundless, airless, mostly color- less moon. Over the curving horizon, only one and a half at Paris sidewalk cafes and bars in Rome cheered as Arm- ud JI.VMJ, UIIC tilJU a flail strong bounded over the moon's i mile away on a planet smaller surface and Buzz Aldrin began i than earth, there was the black- descent. ness Of space and infinity The when the astronauts landed, foreground was starkly lighted Pope Paul hailed them as "con- of the moon." He said man faces "the expanse of end- by the sun and the men and their vehicle cast long shadows. It was dawn on the moon and a Europe and a crowd still clustered around giant vuv ..i, i. jjic uivuiJ o less space and s new destiny." dawn in the history of man. TODAY'S INDEX television screen in London's Trafalgar Square Page 7 They found toe crust of toe moon much harder than numer- ous geologists and astronomers expected they would. It -took work to dig out two .ples. At the Jodrell Bank radio ob- servatory near Manchester. England, Sir Bernard Lovell, down-" Britain's !.-sding space expert. When he'd stepped onto toe stopped tracking of first rung of the ladder. Aldrin went back up to toe LEM's "front porch" to partially close the LEM hatch. Please See MAN WALKS Page 6 toe moon to watch Armstrong. "I'm just speechless with a ni a z e m c n Lovell said. "There is nothing more I can say that it is absolute! v Worfd, Canadian, Local City news Moon 7 Page 9 Pages 2 to 6 Classified 32 to 44 Comics Deaths 22 Finance 18 to 15 Sports 24 tc Television 14 Women ;