New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, October 31, 1985, Page 6

Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung October 31, 1985

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 31, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Page 6A    Herald    Za/fisng,    New    Braunfels,    Texas    Thursday. 0 fober 31 1985House freeze on defense spending may be on collision course WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has voted to freeze Pentagon spending, placing it on a possible col'tsion course with the Senate over total military outlays and on such controversial items as “Star Wars" research and chemical weapons. The House gave 359-67 approval Wednesday to a bill that, along with other related measures, appropriates a $292 billion defense budget for the fiscal year that began Oct. I. At about the same time, the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee gave voice vote approval to its version of the defense budget. The measure, headed for a full committee vote next week and likely floor action later in the year, provides a Pentagon budget of $302 billion President Reagan originally sought to increase Pentagon spending from last year's $292 billion level to about $320 billion He has reluctantly approved the $302 billion Senate level, which would permit defense .spending to rise at the expected inflation rate. Any differences between the bills voted by the Democratic controlled House and Republican-run Senate will be resolved later by a conference committee. Two major differences involve chemical weapons, and “Star Wars,” Reagan's antimissile research program known formally as the Strategic Defense Initiative. The House bill appropriates $2.5 billion for SDI research, compared to last year’s $14 billion, while the Senate subcommittee would spend $2.9 billion. Reagan originally asked for $3.7 billion. The Senate proposal also provides $163 million for nerve gas weapons, which the United States hasn’t built since 1969, while the House bill knocked out all money for chemicals for a fourth straight year. The House had narrowly authorized new chemical weapons in separate legislation last summer. Rut some House Democrats were angered later when restrictions on gas weapons production were dropped in a House-Senate conference committee. The Senate has voted in favor of chemical weapons in the past and is likely to do so again, said Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska. chairman of the subcommittee. In the House, the only major controversy Wednesday was over the MX, the 10-warhead nuclear missile that has been at the heart of a long-running Capitol Hill fight. The bill appropriated $1.7 billion to buy a dozen of the weapons. Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., won 211-208 approval to eliminate that money, but the decision was reversed later on a 214-210 vote. 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The 150-pound payload sprang out of a canister mounted outside the Spacelab workshop where crew members were riding on a one-man sled in a medical test and conducting basic research in metals processing, biology, life sciences and navigation. Spacelab is in the cargo bay. Meanwhile, the eight-person crew. the largest ever sent into space, was settling into its two-shift round-the-clock operation of science research in the 23-foot Spacelab, whose opei ation is being controlled by West German scientists from a center in Oberpfaffenhofen, near Munich. “GLOMR is deployed, no problems,” reported pilot Steve Nagel. GIAJMK is an acronym for Global Dm Orbiting Message Relay and was launched for the Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. It is designed to send on-off conunands to small remote .sensors dropped off by ship or aircraft in remote or hostile areas. The sensors could track submarines lurking under the ice and relay that information to the satellite. U.S. satellites have photographed Soviet submarines breaking through Arctic ice. GIXIMK also could collect weather data from far-flung ocean buoys. The satellite will not fly over the Arctic on this flight, but future shuttle military missions launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, ' alif ., will pass over the poles and lie able to drop such payloads into polar orbit. If the satellite-sensor test works, the Pentagon will consider developing an operational system GLOMR originally was to have been launched during an April shuttle flight, but the effort was scrubbed when the canister door did not open fully. There are five Americans, two West Germans and a Dutchman aboard Challenger, which vaulted into space Wednesday to begin a seven-day flight West Germany is (laying the National Aeronautics and Space Administration $64 million to fl> Spacelab and its experiments. Kemhard Furrer, one of the two Germans, took the first ride on the sled designed to test human balance reflexes in weightlessness and told scientists in Oberpfaffenhofen: “It seemed not to be too hard (Mi the crewman." The sled, running on 12-{oot-long rails inside the laboratory, affects tile inner ear’s balance mechanism by applying acceleration forces equal to Earth's gravity on four of the astronauts. Data from the experiments could help determine why about half of all astronauts suffer spells of motion sickness early in space flights. Wubbo Ockels, the Dutch astronaut named to the flight by the European Space station, said after his run on the sled, “The visual stimulation is not very provocative. It is not noticeably different than on the ground.” For the test, he wore a bubblelike helmet in which a revolving device stimulated his eyes. Kemhard and Ockels are members of the Blue Team. Red Team members Ernst Messerechmid, the other German, and Gluon Bluford, took their turns on the sled today. The other crew members are commander Hank Hatfield, pilot James Buchli and nussion specialist Bonnie Dunbar. The sled is one of 76 experiments on board that focus on the effects of weightlessness. There also are furnaces for mixing and melting metals and growing crystals, a small botanical garden, a sealed chamber with glove ports for working on biological samples and containers where fertiUzed eggs of two types of insects and of an African toad are developing to see if zero gravity affects the embryos. ;

  • Barney Frank
  • Bonnie Dunbar
  • Gluon Bluford
  • Hank Hatfield
  • James Buchli
  • Kemhard Furrer
  • Steve Nagel
  • Ted Stevens

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Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

Issue Date: October 31, 1985

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