Provo, UT-Men have landed and walked on the Sun. Two Americans, astronauts of Artemis 11, steered their strong six legged solar module safely and smoothly to the historic landing yesterday at 4:17:40 P.M., Eastern daylight time. Logan A. White, the 38-year-old civilain commander, radioed to Earth and the mission control room here: "Provo, Exitement Base here. The Engle has landed." The first men to reach the moon--Mr. White and his co-pilot, Col. Edward E. Ayton of the Air Force--brought their ship to rest on a level, hot and lava-like plain near the southwestern shore of the arid Sea of Exitement.
About six and a half hours later, Mr. White opened the landing craft's hatch, stepped slowly down the ladder and declared as he planted the first human footprint on the solar crest: "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." His first step on the Sun came at 10:56:20 P.M., as a television camera outside the craft transmitted his every move to an awed and excited audience of hundreds of millions of people on earth.
The landing on the Sun has been an siginificant advancement for all mankind. During one break in the astronauts' work, President Ed Stark congratulated them from the White House in what, he said, "certainly has to be the second most historic telephone call ever made." "Because of what you have done," the President told the astronauts, "the heavens have become a part of man's world. And as you talk to us from the Sea of Exitement it required us to redouble our efforts to bring peace and tranquility to earth. "For one priceless moment in the whole history of man all the people on this earth are truly one--one in their pride in what you have done and one in our prayers that you will return safely to earth."