CHAPTER 475

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION

RELATIVE TO THE THREE-ORBIT FLIGHT OF VIRGIL I. GRISSOM AND JOHN W. YOUNG.

WHEREAS, the Senate of the 123rd General Assembly of the State of Delaware has learned with pride and relief of the successful three-orbit flight of Astronauts Virgil I. Grissom and John W. Young; and

WHEREAS, the flight involved history's first shift of orbit in mid-flight; and

WHEREAS, the heroism and devotion to high duty by Major Grissom and Lieutenant Commander Young are an example to Americans and people everywhere of the intention of the United States to devote its resources to the peaceful use of space;

NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED, by the Senate of the 123rd General Assembly of the State of Delaware, the House of Representatives concurring therein, does herein express the commendation of the people of the First State to Astronauts Virgil I. Grissom and John W. Young on their successful three-orbit flight on March 23, 1965; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Senate of the 123rd General Assembly, the House of Representatives concurring therein, does herein officially extend an invitation to Major Grissom and Lieutenant Commander Young to visit Delaware at a time to be selected by them to receive the official welcome and commendation of the First State upon the successful conclusion of their historic flight; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this resolution be made a part of the Journal of the Senate and that a copy of this resolution be sent to Major Grissom and Lieutenant Commander Young and to their superiors in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and that copies be made available to the press.

Approved April 5, 1965.