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Wednesday, January 20,1993
Endeavour returns to earth
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Harbaugh and Runco carried
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would be to haul bulky objects in
space. They said it was hard.
They also tried out tools and
compared different ways of mov
ing in the open cargo bay.
They said handrails were easi
er to use than slide wires.
In another station-era preview,
the astronauts shut down one of
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crew after the ^Ve wanted to start the year out in great fash- orators for nine
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restart — it did.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -
Endeavour and its crew of five
glided through a hary sky and
landed Tuesday, completing a
mission that featured a space-
walk and other preparatory steps
ior building space station Free
"Welcome home. Congratula-
lions on a super flight and a
great start to the shuttle '93 man
ifest," Mission Control's Kevin
said he was "real excited" about
the crew's successes, most no
tably Sunday's 41/2-hour space-
walk by two crewmen.
The four-man, one-woman
crew also released a $200 million
Tracking and Data Relay Satellite
during the six-day flight, held a
toy demonstration for children in
their hometowns, rang in the
Clinton administration, and
broke in a $23 million toilet mak
ing its space debut.
"It's always good to do your
the last possible moment before
directing shuttle commander
john Casper to an 8:37 a.m. land
ing at Kennedy.
"We wanted to start the year
out in great fashion, on the right
foot, and with this landing here
today at Kennedy Space Center it
iooks like we did that," said
launch director Bob Sieck.
Sieck said a quick inspection
showed Endeavour to be in good
shape. It was the third flight of
NASA's newest shuttle and the
53rd shuttle mission overall.
Jeremiah Pearson III, head of
NASA’s space flight program.
launch director effortlessly. Fuel
cells will have to
other missions, throwing the
TDRS out and doing that success
fully," Pearson said.
"But to me, this was the start
of building a base of EVA (space
walking) knowledge and prepa
ration tor assembling our space
NASA plans to start building
Freedom in orbit in 1996 and
have astronauts living there full
time around the turn of the cen
Sunday's spacewalk by Grego
ry Harbaugh and Mario Runco Jr.
— the first spacewalk by Ameri
cans in nearly a year — boosted
the number of shuttle astronauts
be turned off for extended peri
ods when shuttles begin docking
The crew said it was pleased
with the new toilet, considered
by NASA to be a major improve
ment over the old shuttle com
mode because of its unlimited ca
pacity for solid waste.
The toilet attracted consider
able attention long before En
deavour lifted off. The General
Accounting Office cited the rising
cost of the commode in an Octo
ber report that called for im
proved financial management at
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Ming to allow newspaper distribution on college campus
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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court today re
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The court, without comment, let stand a ruling that
aid such a regulation violates free-speech rights.
Southwest Texas State, in San Marcos, expanded its
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"The handing out of a political newspaper filled
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University officials also cited litter control, security
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tations the campus would eventually be dominated by
unwarranted hawking from every salesperson in
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pers and commercial speech. In a friend-of-the-court
brief, the American Council on Education said the 5th
Circuit court's ruling would "hamstring the ability of
colleges and universities to create the relaxed environ
ment ... so conducive to higher education."
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