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"One Small Step For Man
-- One Giant Leap For Mankind"
0 Lord our Lord, how excellent
is thy name in all the earth! who
hast set thy glory above the
heavens . . .
II hen I consider ihy heavens, the
work of thy fingers, the moon and
the stars, which thou hast ordained;
II hat is uuin that thou art mind
ful of him Y and the son of man ,
that thou visitest him?
For thou hast made him a ' little
lower than the angels, and hast
crowned him with glory and
NEIL ARMSTRONG - --
FIRST MAN ON THE MOON
JULY 20, 1969
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Moon Landing Photos in this issue
taken from CHS Television
By Staff Photographer Clint Fuller.
It ain't likely that I will ever get to the moon. Things being
like they are. I aint been asked. And me being like I am, it's
just as we.li. But this ain't no reason for me not to be proud of
them three fellows who
been up there and es
pecially them two fellows
who walked on the face of
the man in the moon.
Me and the little
woman, Melvin, George
and Myrtle, Cousin Noah,
Cousin Somer, Zeke Pot
ter, Cousin Clearly, Cousin
Soul. Bird-Brain, Snake Endergrass, Rob Blind and even old
One-Eye have all been pulling for them all the way.
Me and them . . . we're proud of the Ask-her-naughts and
we're mighty proud to be Americana.
lt'? a fine thing them boys have done and we thank the
Almighty for allowing them to do It.
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LOCAL EDITORIAL COMMENT
Day 3 Of The Moon Age
This is Day 3 of the Moon Age.
The Space Age began in 1957 when
on October 4, a 184-pound ball was
hurled into an oval path around the
earth. Sputnik l--"fellow traveler of
the earth" -had launched the age of
space. At 4:17:40 P.M. Sunday, July
20, 1969 man entered the age of the
Since 1952 when German scientist
Werner von Braun first gave realistic
consideration to a lunar landing, the
procession has been rapid. Following
the Sputnik II launch in November,
1957 when a dog-Laika--circled the
earth for seven days and lived, the
United States has had its space pro
gram in high gear.
In 1958, President Eisenhower es
tablished the National Space and
Aeronautics Administration and pro
ject Mercury was born.
Mercury-the first manned flights
soon gave way to Gemini-the two
man flights. And then tragedy struck
the first of eleven Apollo or three-man
flights-when three Apollo I Astro
nauts died while testing their craft
atop a Saturn rocket.
But the American determination
remained and the Apollo program
went forward. Apollo I gave way to
Apollo II and so on until last Decem
ber Apollo VIII captured the imagina
tion and the hearts of all Americans.
Then came Apollo IX and Apollo X.
The stage was set for man's greatest
This adventure has been fulfilled in
the past few days. Three gallant
Americans have flown to the moon,
landed, walked, took-off and are now
on their way home.
American technology, courage and
faith have prevailed. Man has at last
walked the surface of the moon. The
chains of earth have been broken.
Things can never again be the same.
Millions of words have been and will
be written about this triumph. Per
haps some appropriate ones are the
same as those quoted by England's
King George VI in December of 1939,
when his country was nearing a period
of grave crisis.
"And I said to the man who stood
at the gate of the year: 'Give 'me a
light that I may tread safely into the
unknown'. And he replied: 'Go out
into the darkness and put your hand
into the hand of God."
God Knows By Minnie L. Haskins.
OTHER MOON SHOTS? Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin may be the first men on the
moon, but their Landing Module is only the 23rd manmade craft to reach the lunar surface. From the
first (Soviet Lua 2 on Sept 13, 19391 to the most recent (U.S. Surveyor 7 on Jan 7, 1968), 22 un
manned probes? 16 American and six Soviet? have crashed or soft-landed on the moon. Located on
moon photo by landing site and year, they are: 1.) Orbiter 5 < 19671, 2.) Luna ? ( 19661. 3.) Luna I (1965).
4.1 Luna 13 1 1966>. S Luna 7 H965'. 6 > Surveyor 1 <1966.. first soft landing). 7.) Luna S (1965).
8 ) Surveyor 3 (1967). ?.) Ranger 7 (1964). 10.) Surveyor 2 (1966). 11.) Lunar 2 U9S9, first crash
landing). 12.) Surveyor S (1967). 13.) Surveyor 4 (1967). Ranger 9 (1965). 15.) Surveyor 7 (1968). It.)
Ranger 8 ' 196S>. 17.) Surveyor 5 (1967). It.) Ranger ( (1965). Four craft, all American, landed on
the far side of the moon, not visible from earth. They are: Ranger 4 (1962), Orbiter 1 (1966), Orbiter
2 (1967) and Orbiter 1 (1967). ?
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