The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, April 15, 1981-Page 3
MISSION PASSES WITH FLYING COLORS
Columbia landing perfect
From AP and UPI
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE,
Calif. - Space shuttle Columbia
brilliantly, gracefully, passed her first
trial by spaceflight yesterday, sailing
hypersonic through the heat of the
re-entry to a perfect wheels-down lan-
ding on a sunbaked desert runway.
The moment of triumph, 1:22 p.m.
EST, belonged to astronauts John
Young and Robert Crippen, who
inaugurated a revolutionary space
transportation system with a mission
lasting two days, 6/2 hours.
COLUMBIA, TWO years delayed, a
$10-billion question mark, a white and
black ship with the American flag on its
left side, landed precisely as scheduled.
"You can't believe what a flying
machine this is," Young exulted. "It's
really something special." As he left
the shuttle, he looked over the ship's
lifesaver thermal tiles, and punched the
air with gusto.
Young and Crippen made history.
They were the first ever to return from
space without having to spashdown in
water, American-style, or bounce on
the ground, as the Russians do it.
AFTER LANDING, the astronauts
fidgeted in their cockpit for an hour
while ground crews made sure no
dangerous gases lingered.
Then both Young and Crippen moved
down the steps of the portable ramp
with a bounce in their steps and broad
smiles on their faces. Young im-
pulsively circled the front of the ship on
a personal inspection tour. He liked
what he saw, jabbed the air in delight,
and flashed a thumbs up to recovery
The "astrovan" took the astronauts
to a nearby space agency facility for
physical examination, although from
appearances they were the healthiest,
as well as the happiest, of men. For the
next week, the astronauts will undergo
extensive debriefings as experts
evaluate the ship's maiden flight.
With the first mission a success,
flight control chief M.P. Frank announ-
ced Columbia's next flight, scheduled
for September, will be flown by
astronauts Joe Engle, 48, and Richard
Truly, 43, former Air Force test pilots.
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ASTRONAUTS JOHN YOUNG and Bob Crippen smile after piloting Columiba to a successful landing yesterday.
AAFC - Over the Edge, 7, 10:20 p.m., Taking Off, 8:40 p.m., Aud. A,
Cinema Guild - The Killing, 7, 9 p.m., Lorch Hall Aud.
Cinema II Let it Be, 7, 8:30, 10 p.m., Nat. Sci. Aud.
CFT - The Searchers, 4, 7, 9:15 p.m., Michigan Theatre.
Linguistics - Barbara Koch, "Synonym Couplets in Arabic Prose," noon,
Botany - Leo Hickey, "Leaf Architecture and Systematics as Applied to
the Onagracae," noon, 1139 Nat. Sci.
CHGD - Jim McNamasa, "Form Function and Facila Growth," noon,
Vaughn 3rd floor Conf. Room.
Physiology - Horace Davenport, "Why Does the Stomach Digest Itself
(history of medicine)," noon, Med. Sci. II West Lec. Hall.
Social Work - Bill Birdsall, Sally Vinter, "The Impact of Federal
Budgetary Action on Social Work," noon, Frieze 4th floor Student Lounge.
CAAS - Leroy Johnson, "Initial African-Portuguese Contacts During
the Early Fifteenth Century," 12:10 p.m., SEB Whitney Aud.
ABS - David Noel Freedman, "New Finds in Old Books," 8 p.m., Clemen-
ISR - Mike Nolte, "OSIRIS IV Hierarchial Datasets (Pt. 1)," 1:30 p.m.,
Biology - Abbot Gaunt, "Avian Vocal Mechanics Re-Examined: The
Second Derivative of the Song of Solomon, Chapter 2, Verses 11-12," 4 p.m.,
Chemistry - Lin Peng, "Synthesis of Stereoregular Polysaccharides and
Polysaccharide-Type Polymers," 4 p.m., 1300 Chem.
CREES - Andrej Robinzon, "Tvorchestvo Avvakuma V Istoriko: Funk-
cional Nom Osveshchenii4" 4p.m., MLB 2.
Engineering - Gene Smith, "Place of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles in the
Transportation Spectrum," 4p.m., 170 Dennison.
IOE - William Cunningham, "Decomposition of Directed Graphs," 4
p.m., 229 W. Engin.
IPPS - John Steigmann, Robert Stern, Paul DeGrauwe, Geza
Feketekuty, "U.S. International Trade Policies in the 80's," 4 p.m.,
S. & S.E. Asian Studies - Chittabrata Palit, "Land Reform and Agrarian
Prospects in Modern India," 4 p.m., Lane Hall Commons.
NEOP - Commander Georgia Slader, "Women's Progress in the U.S.
Navy," 4 p.m., MLB 4.
English- Ira Shor, "Teaching for Critical Consciousness," 8 p.m., West
Conference Room, Rackham.
Engin. - W. Z. Chien, "Non-compatible Finite Elements and Generalized
r Variational Prinsiples," 4 p.m., 244 W. Engin.
LSA - Student Government meeting, 6:15 p.m., 3909 Union.
PIRGIM - Housing Retrofit, "What you can do to Force Your Landlord to
Insulate,"8 p.m., 4th floor Union.
Stilyagi Air Corps -8 p.m., Union Conf. Rooms.
UHRC - 9 p.m., 3909 Union.
AACIL - support group meetings for persons who have strokes, 7 p.m.,
Rackham Christian Forum - noon, League Studio.
Music at Midweek - Clair Ross, harpist, 12:10 p.m., Pendleton Room.
Department of Theatre and Drama - "Catsplay,"8 p.m., Power Center.
Ark - Hoot night, open mike, 9 p.m., 1421 Hill.
UAC - Laugh Track, 9 p.m., U Club.
Psychiatry - Huda Akil, "Endorphins: Basic Science Perspectives and
Problems (Part 2)," 9:30-11 a.m., CPH Aud.
WUOM - Newman's "Idea of a University," 10 a.m., 91.7 FM.
GWN - "Adding it all Up! ", 4-6 p.m., Rackham W. Conf. Room.
Bicycle Club - Touring ride to Delhi park and Dexter, 4:30 p.m., meet on
Karma Thegsum Choling - Meditation, 7 p.m., 734 Fountain.
LASC - slide presentation, Elissa Miller, "Repression and Resistance in
Guatemala: The Land Struggle of a Mayan Indian Community," 7:30 p.m.,
Int. Folk Dance Club - teaching-dancing, 8-11 p.m., Bell Pool Mezz.
Bicycle Club - clinic, "Spring Maintenance for Your Bike," 7 p.m., E.
Lacrosse Club - vs. Bowling Green, 8 p.m., Tartan Field.
School of Music - Opera Workshop, 8 p.m., Rackham.
WCPRC - Flower and Garden Show, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Recreation Center,
corner Hogback and Washtenaw.
Ann Arbor War Tax Dissidents - rally, 12:30 p.m., in front of the Federal
Museum of Art - exhibit, African Images: Art & Ornament.
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