HOUSTON: Apollo-15 astronauts David Scott and James Irwin rolled off across the moon at a steady five miles an hour today [July 31], in man’s first lunar exploration by car.

“This is really a Rock ‘N Roll ride,” exclaimed Scott.

… “Boy it’s really rolling hills … just like (Apollo) 14 … it’s up and down we go,” [Scott told Houston].

“Lot of roll. Feels like we need the seat belts,” Irwin agreed.

As the car swayed and bumped south, past craters and rock fragments, Scott reported that its speed which when as high as seven miles per hour on the flat dropped off as they went up the slopes.

They were averaging about five MPH. … — Agencies

[Meanwhile, as reported by a staff correspondent in Karachi,] Mr Z.A. Bhutto … called on President Yahya Khan … yesterday [July 31] … and had over an hour-long discussion with him on what he described the “national crises as well as future dispensations in their totality”. … “We have covered the first stage, or more precisely we have crossed the first hurdle”, was how Mr Bhutto summed up his … talks… . Asked to elucidate what the hurdle was, he replied that it was towards finding “agreed solutions in the interest of the country for genuine return of normalcy”.

Published in Dawn, August 1st, 2021

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