The Michigan Daily - Saturday, June 18, 1983 - Page 7
Challenger to lift off on schedule
By LOU FINTOR
Special to the Daily
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., - America's space
shuttle Challenger sat poised on the launch pad for its
second mission yesterday evening and is expected to
meet today's 7:30 a.m. launchtime to carry the
nation's first female astronaut into orbit.
Sally Ride will become America's first woman in
space today if the launch is successful. Selected as an
astronaut candidate in January, 1978, Ride will serve
as mission specialist for the duration of the six-day
IN ADDITION, Commander Robert Crippen will
become the first astronaut to make two flights aboard
Challenger's major commercial payload consists
of two communications satellites, "Telesat," also
called "Anik C" of Canada, and an Indonesian
satellite, "Palapa B."
Security was tight at Kennedy Space Center when
NASA officials hosted a reception for several key
Congressmen and representatives of both the
Canadian and Indonesian governments yesterday
PRESIDENT Ronald Reagan and his wife, Nancy,
are expected to be on hand when the shuttle returns to
the center June 24, and it was rumored that they may
make a surprise visit to view the launch.
Sources at NASA maintain that while the White
House has not officially confirmed Reagan's par-
ticipation in landing ceremonies, he has personally
accepted the invitation and will be present.
A total of 15 NASA tracking stations around the
world will monitor the Challenger mission. Total cost
of the NASA Space Shuttle Development Program for
fiscal year 1983 was slightly more than $10 million.
THE WEATHER forecast is for clear skies and all
systems were ahead of schedule.
The seventh flight of the space shuttle has been
called the programs most ambitious mission to date.
The remainder of the five-member crew include
Pilot Frederick Hauck, and mission specialists John
Fabian and Norman Thagard.
Thagard was not originally a member of the crew,
but was added in December to conduct medical tests
and collect additional data on several physiological
changes that are associated with astronauts' adap-
tion to space.
Meanwhile, a small group is protesting "unfair
labor practices" of a major NASA contractor, EG&G
of Florida, Inc. and say they will continue the demon-
station until lift off time tomorrow.
and is ask
put the la
If a stay
Draft-aid law blocked in federal court
(Continued from Pagel) financial aid office would have to act who need financial aid. will be upheld on appeal," I,
very quickly to get the necessary forms A STUDENT who did not submit. A BILL IN the U.S. House
had not ruled the law was un- out to more than 20,000 students who proof he registered would by Rep. Paul Simon (E
onal, the University's finan- receive financial aid. February calling for a s
office was set to enforce the "The permanent injunction has automatically be denied federal funds, delay of the law will probal
which eliminates the right to a fair edbcueoAlo' c
ent on July 1, said Harvey avoided very serious questions of trial, according to Alsop's ruling in ped because of Alsop's dec
the University's financial aid strings attached to federal student aid March. ca sad aseman
dollars," Grotrian said. "(Financial Alsop's ruling includes an order to the haos," said a spokesman
partment of Justice will ap- aid) should have nothing to do with Education Department to send letters office.
ruling to the Supreme Court whether or not a student should register before June 30 to schools nationwide in- decision was a relief. Istudo
king for a stay, which would for the draft." forming students they do not need to dawin wsarhef.c"Iols
w into effect until an appeal is "THE UNIVERSITY shouldn't en- sign a form proving they have law belongs in the schools,
id John Russel, spokesman for force the federal law," he said "The registered with the Selective Service. senior Karen Swinkey. "Ed
e Department. mission of the University is to educate Rep. Gerald Solomon (R-N.Y.) who nothing to do with war."
ARTIES in the suit said the and not to enforce the Justice Depar- proposed the so-called "Solomon But freshman Inteflex st
are "very small" that Alsop tment's laws." Amendment" said he is confident the Zieg said it is the governme
t the Justice Department a MPIRG and the Minnesota Civil Supreme Court will overturn Alsop's enforce draft registration.
strength of Alsop's ruling Liberties Union who filed suit against decision. "There is a big differer
is committed to his decision, the government on behalf of six ''FEDERAL student aid is a privilege draft registration and ac
Miller, the director of the anonymous students, charged that the that should be extended only to those drafted into war. I think th
a Public Interest Research law, signed by President Reagan last that live up to their obligations as a U.S. should enforce the fed
PIRG). September, would unfairly citizen" said Solomon. nment's laws in their pro
'is granted, Grotrian said, the discriminate against male students "The Solomon Amendment is, and said.
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Faculty committee finds harassment hearing 'fair'
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HILDEBRANDT would not disclose
what SACUA's recommendations were
on the first such case heard by the
tenure committee in University history.
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Committee Prof. Robert Moyers told
Regents that it was "impossible to
achieve unanimity," on such
guidelines. "We believe what we've
done is good, correct and thoughtful,"
REGENTS acknowledged the effort
writing the guidelines but contended
that monitoring faculty members
would jeopardize the future of Univer-
The guidelines were criticized for
being too restrictive. "If similar
policies were enacted at all universities
across the country, research would
practically cease across the nation,"
said George Minde, LSA junior.
In other action, Regents approved a
$7.50 increase in mandatory student
Health Services fee for 1984-84 and Vice
President for Academic Affairs and
Provost Billy Frye recommended an 8 to
10 percent tuition increase for next
year. Frye will formally present the
proposal at the July Regents' meeting.
The nature of harassment charges University this year. A review board in And this month, motions on a third
and the name of the accused professor the Rackham School of Graduate case involving a former pharmacy
have not been released. Studies took action against a medical supervisor at Mott Children's Hospital
This case is one of three reported in- school profesor who sexually harassed will be heard in U.S. District Court
cidents of sexual harassment at the a graduate student. in Ann Arbor.
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