Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 8, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Saturday, June LETHBRIDGE HERAUJ-33 Were never in moon race Soviets trail U.S. in manned space technology WASHINGTON (AP) During the 1960s, the United States conducted a trash program to beat the Russians in putting a man on the moon Now, U S space officials have evidence that the Soviets never were in the tace and that they trail the U S by several years in manned space technology Their manned spaceship, the Soyuz, has less capability than the U S Gemini craft of a decade ago It is almost totally controlled from the ground and could not make a lunar trip Cosmonauts play much more passive roles than U S astronauts They mainly go along for the ride Pinpoint landings, common in the U S program, are unheard of in Russia, the philosophy being 'just so they land somewhere in the Soviet Union Soviet rockets are far less powerful than those of the US These facts have come to light during discussions between U S and Russian experts who are planning joint manned flight next year In their desire to promote this co-operative venture, the Soviets, have revealed many of their long-guarded space se- crets Disclosure was necessary by both sides to assure there would be no hidden danger when the Soyuz and Apollo ship hook up in orbit U S officials don't downgrade the Soyuz, they say it is fine for its flights up to a week and for ferrying cosmonauts to a space station But they were surprised at the lack of sophistication "Through the early and midpart of the 1960s we were sure the Soviets were in the moon one official said 'By 1967 or 1968 we had enough information that told us they didn't have the technical capability to make a lunar for several journey years Now that we know some ol the details of the Soyuz, we know why he said "There's no way it could make a trip to the vicinity of the moon If they were working on other ideas for getting to the moon, they must have abandoned them when they realized they couldn't get there first Three astronauts and two cosmonauts are to make the joint flight, set to start July 15 1975 WANTED SCRAP IRON Now Paying More For All Types Of Scrap Metal Farm Industrial Anything Made of Ironl IRON Truck Crane Service National Salvage Company LIMITED NEW LOCATION 206-33rd Street North Phone 328-1721 "Scrap is Our Business" Pact on space satellite system to be signed soon WASHINGTON (CP) Canadian and European representatives are expected to sign an agreement later this month, completing a partnership with the United States for a space satellite system that may prevent chaos in transatlantic air corridors The system, known as Aero- sat, will be strictly ex- perimental Satellites would not be used commercially until the 1980s, leaving air traffic until then under the increasingly-congested control of the current network of radio-equipped ground stations Under the agreement, Can- ada, U S and the 10 country European Space Research Or- ganization (ESRO) will share the cost of stationing two satellites over the North Atlantic For several years, the three parties will test and evaluate the use of the satellites for na vigation and for communication between ground stations and transatlantic aircraft If Aerosat works, the Inter national Civil Aviation Organ- ization will be asked to approve satellites for regular air traffic across the Atlantic, hopefully by the mid-1980s A similar setup may also be considered for transpacific -routes Cost estimates have ranged up to million spread over 10 years Canada is to pay six per cent of costs, with the U S and ESRO paying 47 per cent each but Ottawa s final bill is uncertain SCARLET COATS SINGING WIRES ONE OF A SERIES In Banff Anienca's tourist spot, the telephone was welcomed heartilv As earh as 1886. an enterprising man. Alf Blown, installed phones in the hotels at Banff, But he neglected to connect them. It wasn't until 1889 that Banff became the thud centie in Alberta to have a working telephone svstem Fue phones one as far out of town as the Uppei Hot Spi ings' Phone number one was at the Mounted Police Barracks Mam v ear? later, the long distance telephone line from Banff to Calgarv was connected by the newh formed Alberta Government Telephone compam In a race with Bell Teiephone, it was "Banff or Bust" for these telephone pioneers Alberta was first to build and operate telephone lines under public ownership Indeed, it was first in North America Keeps YOU in touch with your friends EARLY WEEK SPECIALS Edwards Regular. Fine or Elec Pare. Grind Vac Pak Grapefruit Juice Town House from Cone.. 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