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SENTINEL TRIBUNE Area Fo, :us Wednesday, April 27, 2011 Page 8 I Weekly Blading t e township roads Sclence A---n-U-nnusu00ge ..... Through Customs Anyone old enough to remember July 24, 1969---the day Apollo 11 safely splashed down in the Pacific to end their lunar landing mission----can probably remember what hap- pened next: NASA quarantined the Apollo 11 astronauts. Fearing that they might have been infected by "moon germs" and protecting against a worst-case scenario, they put the Apollo crew in their Mobile Quarantine Facility (MQF) immediately after they splashed down. Converted from an Airstream trailer, the MQF contained living and sleeping quarters, a kitchen, and a bathroom. By keeping the air pres- sure inside the facility lower than the pressure outside, and by filtering the air before it was vented out, quarantine was assured. They remained in it while they were flown from the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Hornet to Honolulu and then lifted by crane into another plane and flown to the Johnson Space Center in Houston where the MQF was hooked up to a larger living space, the Lunar Receiving Laboratory. Only after sci- entists were sure they were not infected with any contagions were they allowed to emerge, 65 hours later. Lesser known, though, is that on their way to Houston, customs inspectors at the Honolulu airport had a little fun with Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins. They filled out a General Declaration form for the astronauts, recording their trip from Cape Kennedy to the Moon and back to Hawaii. Under the cargo category, the form lists "MOON ROCK AND MOON DUST SAMPLES" and after "Any other condition on board which may lead to the spread of disease," they entered "TO BE DETERMINED"(!) The form was duly signed by Commander Neil A. Armstrong, Colonel Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. and Lt. Colonel Michael Collins. Much has changed in the 42 years since that historic mis- sion, and it's hard to believe that we've not returned to the Moon in almost four decades. Richard Nixon, who famously welcomed the astronauts back to Earth from outside the Mobile Quarantine Facility onboard the U.S.S. Hornet is no longer with us, and all three astronauts are now in their 80s. For anyone interested, the Mobile Quarantine Facility is now on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. There will be no quiz this week as a nod to spring break. Copyright (C) 2011 Weekly Science Quiz All rights reserved. Unique , "Engaging Experiences Clear Lake 00Mason City, Iowa SI,:RV N(;Iil Wt:;IBR()()K AREA CLASSIFIED ADS SMALL PRICE - BIG RESULTS This Patrol was spotted blading the road about four miles north of Westbrook Monday morning. i:HK [OYD RIGHT ARCHITECTURE & MUCH MORE 00oug, s Lawn & Landscaping 913 South Washington Street Redwood Falls, MN 56283 I Douglas C. Marks, Owner I ATTENTION Residential & Commercial Customers I Fertilizing Program  2'_%'0_ esea --'Z II Weed Control Program  "?1'tY berv'ice 1 insect Control Pro,am "%,, g,,,,,LV_uo. Mosquito Control Program "q', Toro.. Core Aeration - -" N/ "-4 Call to get an estimate on your lawn care needs for 2011! Area Community Events Calendar The calendar is printed the last week of each month for the com- ing month's events. If you have an item you would like included please drop it off at the Sentinel Tribune Office in Westbrook or Oleson's Mercantile in Walnut Grove by the Friday prior to publication. We would like to have brief announce- ments of general nature. Some of the items we use are taken from sources previ- ously printed. If you know of changes in these events please let us know so we can correct them. Please take note of the sponsors who bring you this monthly calendar. Sunday WWG Graduation, 15 2 p.m. 22 29 lMay z0111 Monday Tuesday WG-School library,3:30-5:30pm WG-2Oth Century Club WB-Library, 10-6pm WB-Heritage House Museum mtg, I noon WB-M&M Pantry, l:30-hpm WB-TOPS, 4:30pro WB-City Council 7 pm WG-Am. Legion Post t/ WB-Library, 10-6pm WB-M&M Pantry 1:30-hpm WG-Arn. Leg. Aux, 6:30pm WG-Keenagers r WB-Library, 10-6pro WB-M&M Pantry, 1:30-hpm WG-School library,3:30-5:30pm WG-Micawber Club WG-City Council a WB-Library, 10-6pro WB.M&M Pantry, 1:3O-hpm WB-TOPS, 4:30pro WB-Firemen's mtg. Dovray Boosters, 5:30pro WG-School library3:30-5:30ptrO WB-Library, 10-6pm WG-Amicus Club WB-M&M Pantry, l:30-hpm WB-Library, 10-6pm WB-M&M Pantry, l:30-hpr WB-TOPS, 4:30pm WB-Lion's club WWG School board, 7 pm 16 WG-School library,3:30-5:30p WG-Firemen meeting WB-Library, 10-6pm WB-M&M Pantry, l:30-hpr WB-TOPS, 4:30pro WG-Keenageersa WB-Library, 10-6prn WB-M&MPamry, h30-hpm WG-EDA mtg., 5:30 pm WB-Library, 10-6pm WB-M&M Pantry, h30-hpm 23 10 17 24 31 WG-School library,3:30-5:30p WB-Library, 10-6pm WB-M&M Pantry, h30-5p WB-TOPS, 4:30pm WB-Sen. Citiz. potluck, 12 m 30 Wednesday Thursday WG-School library, 3:30-5:00pm a WB-Library, l-6pm WB-Sunsel,l:30 pm WG-School library, 3:30-5:00pm a WB-Library, 1-Gpm WB-Sen. Cit Fun time, 7pm Red Rock Sportsman Club, 7: m 11 WG-School library, 3:30-5:00pm n WB-Library, I-6pm 18 WG-School library, 3:30-5:00pm WB-Library, I-6pm WG-School library, 3:30-6pm a WB-Library, 10-3pro WB-Kiwanis club, noon WG-School library, 3:30-6pm WG-Lions Club a WB-Library, 10-3prrO WB-Kiwanis club, noon WB-Women's Club, 7:30pm 12 WG-School library, 3:30-6pm WB-Library, 10-3pm WB-Kiwanis club, noon WB-Ambulance squad mtg. 19 WG-School library, 3:30-6pm WB-Library, 10-3pm WB-Kiwanis club, noon Friday WB-Library, 10-3pro WB-Library, 10-3pm WB-Library, 10-3pm WB-Library, 10-3pm Saturday WB-Libraray 10-2 pm 6 WB-Libraray 10-2 pm 13 WB-Libraray 10-2 pm 20 25 26 27 WB-Libraray 10-2 pm 14 21 28 159052 188480 II INTEGRITY00BANKI I ' " " "  Westbrook - Walnut Grove Funeral Home Coul00ry View Senior Living ,,  Nathan & Valerie Stephens II ..to000000a.it00.ivino.00are -e* Walnut Grove, MN Westbrook, MN Phone 507-274-6700 507-859-2133 Walnut Grove, MN Phone 507-859-2161 o 601 1st Ave I Good . rheplace wher, , m,, Tl,|lUf'lr Westr00k Mn I "L r- sSolmetyal, tan care, quahty D--r and love ; 1   WH|I 507-274-6114 I o Mon-Fri 9am-5:30pml N 507-274-5555 hand m hand 507-274-6155 " "  Sat 9am-2pm "''l Westbrook, ,,,,-, , Serving communities in South Dakota, Minnesota, and Iowa Sentinel Tribune "Your complete local news source" Ph. 507-274-6136 or 1-800-410-1859