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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 31, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas                                8A New Braunfela July Attempts to revive instrument fail CAPE AP Challengers using a new computer failed again today to restore life to their most important science a million instrument to precisely point four telescopes at the the shuttles robot arm waved a small satellite above the and engineers reported that faulty heat sensors caused Challengers engine cutoff during launch on The telescope pointing device seemed to be working better than on previous tries and briefly locked on the but Karl an We lost the track on the boresight and also on the right Evidently the centering has not one of the four solar using its own independent tracking was able for a while to zero in on the prompting Mission Control to Ex periment 11 is seeing the sun for the first time and is getting good Hot good to hear ex claimed astronaut a solar The Germanmade tracking in strument had been stowed overnight while specialists developed a new computer program they hoped would solve its Henize used the Controllers quick thinking saved space shuttle SPACE Houston AP Splitsecond decisions by con trollers acting on reflex saved the space shuttle Challenger when an engine automatically shut leaving it in an orbit lower at one point than the altitude of most jet an engineer A spacecraft at such a low orbit quickly would have been dragged to Bob a guidante and navigation officer in Missioiji Control at the Johnson Space said He jsaid the quickthinking mission controllers ordered the firing of an rocket engine that sent the spacecraft to a safe One 6f three launch engines shut down on Challenger as it was climbing toward orbit on and the astronauts had to inhibit a computer instruction to prevent a second engine from The two working engines burned for 96 extrd giving the spacecraft orbital but Challenger was still in We were still in a critical situation because the orbit was something like 150 miles by 3 said This would have put Challenger lower than the altitude commonly used by commercial Mission Control engineers quickly calculated an Orbital Manuevering System rocket burn that would raise the spacecraft to a safe That burn came 33 minutes after launch and put Challenger into a stable orbit of 124 miles by 165 If we had not executed that OMS we were looking at an abort once said This means that Challenger would have been forced to return to Earth by landing at Edwards Air Force Base in California or at Northup Strip near White The OMS burn was and only then did we know we would be in orbit for the he During the first engine shut it was pretty much he No one was fazed by We all felt pretty But when the second engine threatened to the engineer I was We were in a failure case for going down over During the emergency said the Mission Control team acted on performing jobs they had practiced in hun dreds of hours of simulated But he The adrenaline really That keeps you at a keeps you there was a sense of he program I to elevate the and reported it exhibited no jerky motions as it had on earlier After the brief ground controllers said they would continue to work oh a If the pointing device doesnt much of the solar data Challengers five scientists had sought would be The plucked out of the cargo bay Tuesday night by an astronaut operating the 50foot studied a mysterious glow that en velops the shuttle as it speeds through invisible waves of outer space Scientists want to know more about how this glow might affect shuttle communications and the ability of sensitive in struments in the cargo bay to collect The called for diagnostics was Laredo shootings may be drug related LAREDO AP The bullet riddled bodies of two men have been discovered in this South Texas city in what police believe could have resulted from a drug deal that Police said a 28yearold man was arrested late Tuesday and held in Webb County Jail in lieu of bond in connection with at least one of the The aged 38 and were pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace Danny Someone had it in for It looked like they were each shot seven or eight but it was hard to itell which were the en tering wounds and which were the exiting police officer Irma Sanchez told the Laredo The victims bodies were discovered near the Chacon bridge in South Valdez The body of one identified as a Mexican had two bullet holes in the one in the chest and another in the authorities Police said the other a resident was shot in each once in the left temple and four times in the Officers said that more than one largecaliber weapon was possibly including a Police said two which were not linked to the were found on the victims The men had been dead about two to four hours before police got the call shortly before 8 officers War on Drugs needs czar WASHINGTON AP A muchheralded War on Drugs needs a someone to act as a force to make the battle according to a congressman whose committee oversees the We havent been beaten in the War on Quite frankly we havent had a War on Glenn told the congressional Border Caucus on who is chairman of the House Government Operations Subcommittee on Government Justice and suggested the naming of a drug czar to coordinate the various federal efforts aimed at illegal He said the National Narcotics Border Interdiction which is headed by Vice President George has done A Government Accounting Office report found that NNBIS had no no no budget and no he We desperately and this is nothing new in the War on a a a drug czar the vice English English said the cornerstone of the War on Drugs was to be a 1981 amendment to the Posse Comitatus Act to allow military support for civilian drug in terception But the few military sur veillance planes used in the effort by 1984 could not fly where Customs needed such as a choke point on the South American route to the United States near The military planes had to have a fighter escort to fly down said the cost of military flights on behalf of Customs didnt he giving as an example 233 hours at per hour flown by AWACs radar aircraft in 1984 that resulted in no drug cases for Customs estimates that 62 percent of illegal drugs entering the country come in by scheduled to be released tonight to fly free for several hours to make other The National Aeronautics and Space Administration announced late Tuesday that bad sensors and not a broken part caused the engine shutdown The in which two 5inch long sensors indicated fuel pumps were is not expected to delay the next shuttle of Discovery on An agency statement said a study of radio data indicated that fuel pumps on the engines performed receiving the false information from the or dered one of the three main engines to shut down 5 45 seconds after launch while Challenger was still firing toward A sensor on a second engine also indicated an extreme temperature rise and threatened to shut that Mission Control felt the reading was wrong and told shuttle commander Gordon Fullerton to disable the sensors so the remaining engines could continue to Flight director Cleon Lacefield said that if a second engine had been lost Challenger and its seven member crew would have fallen to probably on the Greek island of Crete or in the Another flight John Cox said heat sensors had occasionally failed in the but never three on one He said improved detectors have been built and will fly on Discovery next The spacecraft computer in structed the two remaining engines to fire for an extra 86 seconds and Challenger achieved though at a lower altitude than the 241 miles NASA said the 195mile orbit is high enough to permit a full weeklong with only d small loss of science The PDP satellite was examining the glow observed gleaming off spaceship surfaces by most shuttle It apparently is caused by a strong interaction between the ship and surrounding plasma an en vironment of radiation and magnetic Briefly Father acquitted in rape of 2yearold FORT WORTH AP A Tarrant County jury has acquitted a man charged with the sexual assault of his 2yearold But Bennie Harold still faces a murder charge in the 1984 beating death of his Una Yvette Her case was considered one of the citys worst instances of child officials Boyd had earlier confessed to raping and beating his but he recanted his statement in trial testimony last Boyd was separated fr om his wife and was rearing the 2 yearold him self in an apartment he shared with Michael Doyle Gray and Grays Texas One of Boyds lawyers argued that the bulk of medical testimony showed the assault of the child oc curred when Boyd was at Prosecutors said they had in vestigated Gray but found no evidence he was responsible for the childs Gray is currently serving a prison sentence for Senator nets AUSTIN AP State Carl who is facing a third grand jury investigation into allegations of promoting prostitution and says lobbyists and his Texas Senate colleagues raised more than for his legal fees at an Austin I thank my colleagues in the Its not easy to put your name on an invitation for a guy under at Parker told the Austin A mericanSta The money will help keep me from financial ruin and help me combat this gross Parker Four women abducted from restaurant GREENVILLE AP Four women abducted from a restaurant have been released by two men who led authorities on a 20mile chase along an interstate police The employees and the owner of the Western escaped early said a police But the two assailants were last seen fleeing east along Highway said Jim For A dispatcher said Dallas police reported the fourth woman was found in the trunk of her car shortly before 6 The woman sustained a leg said dispatcher Lora Fortenberry said an undetermined amount of money was taken in the which occurred about 11 Tuesday when the women were walking from the restaurant to their At least one of the men was armed with a Fortenberry Houston is shrinking WASHINGTON AP Houston remains Texas largest but it also was the biggest city 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