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Spacecraft manager William Butterworth inspects the Galileo Probe before
it enters a thermal vacuum chamber for testing at the Space Simulation
Laboratory of Hughes' Space and Communications Group in El Segundo,
Jupiter probe set
By LEE SIEGEL
Associated Press Writer
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. Hughes
Aircraft Co. unveiled its new Jupi
ter probe yesterday, a $133 million
spacecraft destined to make the
first trip into the stormy atmo
sphere of the solar system's larg
The unmanned probe, named
Galileo for the astronomer who
discovered in 1610 that Jupiter had
moons, is designed to be launched
from the space shuttle. It will have
a rocket engine different from the
ones which failed to boost two
Hughes satellites into a proper
orbit this week after launching
from the space shuttle Challenger.
"Building such a probe to go to
the hostile atmosphere of Jupiter
is quite a challenge, and we're
extremely pleased it's com
pleted," said Hughes spokesman
Emery Wilson. "It's certainly a
positive thing for us. We're very
Space agency officials tenta
tively plan to launch the five-foot
diameter probe from the shuttle
Atlantis in May 1986. The probe
will be connected to a Jupiter
orbiter now being assembled at
the Jet Propulsion Laboratory
near Pasadena, Calif. The lab is
managing the Galileo project.
The Galileo probe and orbiter
will separate about five months
before they reach Jupiter, nearly
500 million miles from Earth. In
August 1988, the probe is expected
to enter the stormy atmosphere of
the planet, which is 10 times the
diameter of Earth.
If the $864 million mission is
successful, Galileo will be the first
space probe ever to enter the
atmosphere of any of the outer
planets, said Pete Waller, a
spokesman for the National Aero
nautics and Space Administra
tion's Ames Research Center at
Mountain View, Calif.
"What you'll see is like no other
journey anybody's experienced,"
said Nick Vojvodich, NASA's dep
uty project manager for the Gal
ileo probe. After the mission is
completed, "I think we will have
learned more . . . than in all of
recorded history and from all of
the spacecraft that preceded us,"
Cloud-covered Jupiter, the fifth
planet from the sun, consists
largely of hydrogen and helium
the material from which scientists
believe the sun, other stars and '
our solar system evolved.
The 1973 and 1974 Pioneer 10 and
11 missions arid the 1979 Voyager 1
and 2 spacecraft flew by Jupiter
and its moons, but did not enter
the planet's atmosphere.
The General Dynamics Centaur
rocket that will launch the Galileo
probe from the shuttle differs
from the McDonnell Douglas rock
ets which apparently misfired dur
ing Challenger's current mission,
resulting in the failure of two
Hughes-built communications sa
tellites to reach proper orbit.
• But Waller called the Galileo
launch "just as iffy because it will
be the first interplanetary launch
by d Centaur."
Astronauts retrieve drifting equipment, prepare for Florida landing
By HARRY F. ROSENTHAL
Associated Press Writer
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Bundled in their
bulky suits, Challenger's exuberant spacewalk
ers performed an impromptu rescue yesterday,
snatching back a piece of equipment as it drifted
toward the junkyard of space.
They flew free and joyously, propelled by
bursts of nitrogen gas from their backpacks. But
the day was not without its disappointment the
latest in a long series for this shuttle crew. The
"wrist" on the shuttle's robot arm refused to
respond to commands, canceling a docking re
hearsal with a rotating object.
"The view is simply spectacular and panoram
ic," astronaut Bruce McCandless told President
Reagan when he made his customary once-a
mission call to the shuttle. "We believe that the
maneuvering units, first time working unat
tached, we're literally opening a new frontier of
what man can do in space and we're paving the
way for many operations on the coming space
McCandless was showing restraint with his
commander-in-chief. Earlier he had exulted:
"Up, up in the bay." His partner, Robert Stewart,
said, "Boy, it's awful pretty."
Earlier pessimism that bad weather would
again delay or cancel a first landing tomorrow at
Florida's Kennedy Space Center turned to opti
mism as an expected weather front stalled over
Texas. "Right now it's looking real good for
KSC," the astronauts were told.
From mission control came applause when
McCandless reached over the side of the space-
By MARCIA DUNN
Associated Press Writer
PITTSBURGH A retired clerk
whose failing heart stopped more
than 400 times within five days is
leading an almost normal life after
a rare operation, and said yester
day he feels "wonderful."
"I look at myself now and I feel
much like I did before the problem
ever occurred," George Derrick, 65,
said in an interview after his daily
30-minute workout at his Pittsburgh
"To say I'm a medical miracle
... it's the experience of other
people who have told me this. It's
only begun to sink in," said Derrick.
His heart had been producing
abnormal electrical impulses re
sulting in rapid heartbeat, a disor
der known as ventricular
tachycardia. Doctors blamed the
problem on a heart attack\ in 1982
which produced a tissue scar that
disrupted the organ's electrical sys
In an unusual operation last Octo
ber, surgeons pinpointed the trouble
with an electrical monitor and te
moved scar tissue.
Doctors said Derrick's heart
stopped an "extraordinarily unusu
al" number of times, but they are
confident he can lead a long, normal
"I think this is a beautiful exam
ple illustrating what can be done,"
said Dr. Robert C. Schlant, vice
chairman of the American Heart
All systems go .. .
ship and, like a • child pulling at a balloon, re
trieved a foot restraint that had broken loose and
was floating away. He was on his safety line at
He had help from commander Vance Brand,
who gently pulsed Challenger's, small steering
rockets to move 30 feet closer to the restraint
"just as he would do if he had to rescue a
stranded astronaut in a. maneuvering unit,"
mission control said.
McCandless, referring to an earlier flight
crew's boast, said "'We deliver' um , have been
the STS-5 crew motto, but we pick up also."
McCandless clearly enjoyed the freedom of
moving about in his flying machine. One mem
orable view was of him, feet toward the Earth
above, head down to the shuttle cargo bay,
suspended in space.
Commenting that it was easier the second time
around, McCandless and Stewart quickly settled
down to the real business of the day: testing
techniques for grappling, repairing and refueling
crippled satellites. Such an attempt will be made
The cancellation of the hookup with a large box
rotating very slowly on the end of the robot arm
was a disappointment, because it had been a
major goal of the space walk. The astronauts
substituted a metal pin on a work station box and
repeatedly practiced floating toward the box and
clamping a tube-like device on their jet-packs
onto a docking pin. •
The exercise went without a flaw.
Earlier in the mission, two satellites deployed
from the shuttle failed to reach proper orbit, and
a balloon launched for a rendezvous maneuver
Pittsburgh man miraculously survives repeated heart failure
Association's Council on. Clinical
Last Oct. 23, Derrick awoke "gib
"My wife thought I was having a
bad dream," he recalled.
Within seconds, Derrick went into
a coma and was taken to Jefferson
Center Hospital in suburban Jeffer
son. Two days later, he was trans
ferred to Pittsburgh's West Penn
More than 400 times during his
five-day coma, Derrick's heart
stopped beating and doctors applied
defibrillator paddles, which pro
duce an electrical jolt, to restore
normal heartbeats. The paddles
were used so often Derrick suffered
second-degree chest burns where
the instruments were applied.
"I heard a lot of 'code blue' warn
ings and every time I worried that it
might be George's last moment
alive," said his wife, Sandra, 32,
who sat day and night at her hus
After drugs failed to regulate Der
ricks' heartbeat, surgeons decided
to try a complicated, costly proce
dure known as electrophysiology.
Using an electronic monitor to
track electrical signals from seve
ral layers of tissues inside the heart,
Drs. Barry Alpert and David B.
Lerberg pinpoihted the site of the
disturbance and peeled away the
scar tissue, about the size of a silver
The procedure has been used
sparingly during the past five years
George Derrick, who underwent rare surgery to correct a rapid heartbeat,
poses with his wife, Sandra, and cardiologist Dr. Barry Alpert recently in
by a handful of specialists, primari
ly because of the difficulty in locat
ing the damaged portion of the
heart, Schlant said. The success
rate has varied.
"The prognoOs is sort of deter
mined by the severity of the under
lying coronary disease that caused
the heart attack in the first place,"
Derrick was discharged from the
The Daily Collegian
Friday, Feb. 10, 1984
Yesterday's spacewalk, lasting 6 hours 17 min
utes, was the last of the flight. The major tasks
still facing the five-man crew is a space-to
ground press conference early Friday morning
and the landing.
"Up, up in the bay," said McCandleis as he
strapped on his jet-pack, discarded his lifeline
and scooted around and above the shuttle cargo
He did somersaults with the Earth as a back
drop, and rolled from side to side in a stately no
rope aerial ballet.
"Looks like you're having fun," said Jerry
Ross in Mission Control. "Looks like some victo
ry rolls up there this morning."
"It's really performing nicely," McCandless
said. And then, with regret in his voice: "I guess I
got to get down to work and do the dockings."
Stewart, meanwhile was working in the cargo
bay, struggling with a foot restraint. "There's a
veritable snowstorm out here," he said at one
point. "Of course, the snow is falling up, relative
The snow reference is one that astronauts
make often. Usually the cause is water being
vented overboard, the droplets freezing.
At one point McCandless told mission control
"a little bit of ice crystal, spinning like a rock,
coming about 90 rpm and not slowing down."
The two astronauts went out 35 minutes early,
so eager were they, and stayed out about an hour
longer than the five hours they had planned.
Misston Control had to . remind McCandless con
stantly that his time in the jet-pack was running
hospital in late November and has
resumed much of his everyday ac
tivity. He's even planning a three
week seaside vacation in his house
trailer this spr.ing.
"I began to think of the nursery
rhyme, 'All the king's horses and all
the king's men couldn't put Humpty
Dumpty together again.' I was real
ly happy to be alive, and I wrote the
nursery rhyme down," he said.
Mellon index shows economic gain
PITTSBURGH ( AP) The Pittsburgh area showed strong
economic improvement in December, with gains in local stock
prices, the money supply, housing permits and help-wanted adver
tising, Mellon Bank reported yesterday.
The bank's index of leading economic indicators provides "evi
dence that the local economy will continue ,to recover in 1984,"
Average hours worked at Pittsburgh manufacturing plants in
Decemker reached 40.8 for the first time since August 1981; the
bank said. Meanwhile, help-wanted advertising reached its highest
level since early 1982 and local stock prices were at an all-time
high, up 63 percent from, their low of mid-1982.
Computer components smuggled
PHILADELPHIA ( AP) Six, men were indicted yesterday on
charges of smuggling counterfeit Apple Computer components
from Taiwan which officials said are the first in a nationwide
campaign against the multi-million dollar pirate computer indus
Assisthnt U.S. Attorney Ed Zittlau said two separate indictments
were returned following a 17-month investigation into smuggling
operations in 1982 and 1983. He said the smugglers brought parts
into the the Philadelphia area through a variety of routes to build
copies of the Apple II personal computer.
The investigation in Philadelphia is only part of a nationwide
probe into the smuggling of counterfeit products, "Operation Trip
,Wire," coordinated by the Customs Service in Washington, D.C.,
investigator David Warren said, adding that more indictments are
Federal authorities seized 50 of the Assembled fakes after they
were sold to undercover agents in March 1983 for $24,000, Zittlau
said, adding that parts to build another 325 Apple II computers
were also seized in subsequent raids.
Charged in the indictments with conspiracy and smuggling were
Alfonso Keh, 42, and Alberto Chua, both of King of Prussia; Daniel
S. Ryan, 58, of Philadelphia; Joel Isadore, 29, of Cornwells Heights;
Robert Ellis, 53, of Elkins Park, and his son, David Ellis, 26, of Bala
University 'raises money to pay bills
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Fisk University, which owed about
$900,000 to utilities and the Internal Revenue Service and had its
heat cut off, has raised more than $1 million in a fund drive started
in November, the school announced yesterday.
One of the donors was President Reagan, who wrote a personal
check for $l,OOO.
The drive has raised $1,041,488 and has enabled the school to pay
outstanding bills of $352,554 to the Nashville Gas Co., $305,000 to the
IRS and $45,899 to Nashville Electric Service, said Fisk President
The school also paid off a $26,900 bill to South Central Bell
Telephone Co. and an $8,300 bill to Metro Water and Sewer
Services. The university also spent $225,000 on emergency repairs.
Last November, after the Nashville Gas Co. refused to resume
heating services for the school until it paid at least $170,000 of its
bill, Fisk's total debt was estimated at $2.8 million.
Greyhound posts quarterly profits
PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP) Greyhound Corp. said yesterday its
profit for the fourth quarter rose 2.5 percent despite a 23.5 percent
plunge in revenue due to a 47-day strike late in 1983 by Greyhound
The strike cost the company "over $25 million of losses," said
John W. Teets, chairman and chief executive, but he added that it
had "a long-range positive impact, implicit in a new two-tier labor
contract that allows us to become competitive again with other bus
companies over the next three years."
Greyhound said it had net income of $24.2 million, or 49 cents per
common share, during the fourth quarter of 1983, compared with
$23.6 mllion, or 54 cents per common share, in the final quarter of
Fourth-quarter revenues in 1983 were $432 million, compared
with $565 million for the corresponding period of 1982, the company
Soviets, Americans set space record
MOSCOW (AP) Three cosmonauts guided their spacecraft to a
successful docking with the Salyut-7 space station yesterday to
become the fifth crew to visit the Soviet Union's orbiting research
The official news agency Tass said the Soyuz T-10 docked with
Salyut-7 at 5:43 p.m. (9:43 a.m. EST) —26 hours and 36 minutes
after their liftoff Wednesday from the Baikonur cosmodrome in
Soviet central Asia.
Pilot Leonid Kizim, engineer Vladimir Solovyev and cardiologist
Oleg Atkov restarted the space station's life support systems,
removed their space suits and entered the orbiting laboratory, Tass
There now are a record eight men in space the three Soviets
and five Americans aboard the Challenger space shuttle.
Blizzards kill 17 in Western Europe
FRANKFURT, West Germany (AP) Fierce winds drove rain
and snow across Western Europe yesterday, killing at least 17
people. Dozens of avalanches buried 12 people in the Alps, bliziards
isolated thousands, and floodwaters rose in Holland, Belgium and
Scores of injuries were reported and the fatalities raised the
death toll in this week's storms to 32.
Hardest-hit were the alpine ranges in France, Austria and
eastern Switzerland, swept by blizzards and high winds for a third
day. Tens of thousands of people were stranded by the snow.
Avalatiche warnings were in effect for most of the region.
In the Austrian Tirol, avalanches killed at least seven people,
including three children. Among the victims were an 11-year-old
girl and her 12-year-old brother, who died when tons of slow
destroyed part of a chalet as they slept.
:stock re p ort
Busy trading Volume Shares '
extends slump- 148,428,490
NEW YORK (AP) The Issues Traded
stock market limped lower in
heavy trading yesterday, ex- Up
tending its steep selloff, de- 525
spite a calming message to
Wall Street from the chairman Unchanged
of the Federal Reserve. 381
Analysts said some buyers
emerged to hunt for bargains Down --_.:-----•_
among badly battered stocks, 1,123 - -
but that investors remained -
apprehensive that the mar- • NYSE Index
ket's slide has yet to run its 89.72 - 0.37
course. • Dow Jones Industrials
The NYSE's composite in- cp 1,152.74 - 3.56
dex fell .37 to 89.72.
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