Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1985-04-301
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Meet the candidates on pages lO and 11. Tuesday, April 30, 1985 Weber State College Vol. 45, No. 48 t 1 : 4 "Tell Weber State it worked just as advertized. " Crew of the Challenger f ' . . ' i ' ' .' ; - - - -.' - "5 .-' - C ' ' j.. SS-, . 4-"" V : . ... iyCT. '--..fcr-:-:. - y v., ...... ,- ...... -fc ,V..,v :.vM... ,v Signpost phnlnJcfl Byluv A standing room only crowd in room 401 of Building 4 afternoon. It was feared the lid of the deployment canister witnessed the flawless deployment of NUSAT yesterday (pictured above) would not function correctly. NASA appears to have avoided any problems by moving up the deployment time. Batteries hold out: Shuttle ejects NUSAT on time by Mark Espenschied Managing Editor The Engineering Department at Weber State received disappointing news Friday as they were informed their NUSAT spacecraft would not hp O- - deployed as scheduled. Yes Ive still got a sense of humor. We've beat this thing around long enough, I'm not going to lose hope now," Faculty Engineering Advisor Robert Twiggs told Morton Thiokol's Gilbert Moore, Friday, as the later called from Cape Canaveral. That was a good thing. Monday at 2: 17 p.m, MDT, the crew of the space shuttle challenger deployed the Weber State satellite. "NUSAT is away," a crew member of the space shuttle announced. Room 401 of Building 4 exploded with cheers of victory from the students and staff who had worked on the satellite, and many of their admirers. They had been listening to the event on monitors in the room. The crowd went silent as they waited for more news of the satellite. "Tell Weber State it worked just as advertized," another crew member relayed from space. The it was the Getaway Special Canister (GAS) conceptualized at Weber State. It was feared the small batteries in the bottom of the canister, which connect two larger'batteries, would leak and cause the lid of the canister not to work properly. Originally scheduled to take place later in the mission, the deployment of NUSAT was moved up in hopes of buying the small bateries some extra time before the pressue of space might render them useless. This had been the case with some of the experiments on earlier shuttle flights. "They aren't worried about the lid not opening as much as it not closing. If the ejection mechanism does not fuction and the lid will not close, it could endanger the safety of the astronauts," Twiggs said. Twiggs used the analogy of having a 100 pound ball loose in the back of a station wagon with some children in describing the danger a loose satellite in ' the bay of the orbiter would be to the crew. Over the weekend, Weber State was notified the problem with the batteries could possibly be worked out by moving up the deployment time. The decision was a success. A failure could have set NUSAT back untill 1987. Twiggs wanted to make it clear the battery problems were in no way the fault of NASA. "They have been great to us, and helped us a great deal." The satellite, which will help the FCC in the allignment of their aircraft radar, will be contacted by Weber State within the next four days. But for now, all systems are go. Candidates explore vital issues by Rae Dawn Olbert Editor-in-Chief Yesterday's debate between the candidates for ASWSC executive offices brought out some interesting ideas on campus issues. i Beginning with the candidates for executive vice president, the three panelists: Marcia Galli, ASWSC advisor; Craig Jacobsen, ASWSC academic vice president; and Rae Dawn Olbert, Signpost editor-in-chief, posed question to the candidates. Candidate Mike Navidomskis proposed implementing a shuttle-bus system from the Dee Events Center to various places on campus in order to help alleviate the parking problem on campus. Opposing candidate Mike Waldron then suggested using the Utah Transit Authority bus system for this purpose. Navidomskis feels that ASWSC should begin sponsoring concerts again. He said a new way to do this would be to let outside professionals plan and promote concerts, thereby limiting ASWSC's risk and also their profit in the venture. Waldron then said he was "not here to make money. I'm here to go to school . . . and help students." Waldron defined his platform as being: 1) to rebuild his office. With the restructuring of ASWSC, he said his office has assumed many additional scc CANDIDATES on page 3) Garn touches down on campus today Senator Jake Garn has just returned from a NASA space mission observing and helping the astronaut crew with perfunctory tasks. The celestial junket was a chance of a lifetime. Moreover, Jake's local and national exposure will almost certainly secure his political future. Being chairman of the senate subcommittee which oversees NASA's budget may have influenced his invitation on the Discovery. On the other hand, surely it is right to get a first hand look at the institution whose funds you control. All congressmen should make an effort to go into the field to learn how our tax money is spent. The Philosophy Forum at Weber State College presents this ethical issue in Viewpoints '85 on Tuesday, April 20 at 12:30 p.m. in the Social Science 119. The participants offering opposing views will be Dr. Joanne Kurfiss, Director of Instructional Development, and Dr. Robert Arway, Director of Honors. Audience questions and opinions are welcomed after the introductory presentation.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1985-04-30, Vol. 45, No. 48|
|Creator||Weber State College|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber College; A generous grant from the Utah State Library and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.|
|Description||Weber's current student newspaper, the Signpost, first appeared on September 29, 1937. For two years prior to that time, campus news was disseminated via announcements posted on a bulletin board known as the "Signpost". As a result, the masthead of the first issue of the paper itself featured a rudimentary wooden sign with the title spelled out in rustic-looking letters. Over the years the paper has been published continuously, though the look, size and style has changed several times.|
|Subject||College student newspapers and periodicals; Weber State College|
|Publisher Digital||Stewart Library, Weber State University|
|Source||University Archives LD5893.W55 S5, Stewart Library, Weber State University|
|Rights Management||Public Domain. Courtesy of University Archives, Stewart Library, Weber State University.|