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Commending Jack Yanosov for Helping Design the Transmitters Used 35 Years ago Today by the Apollo Space MIssion that Landed on the Moon

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COMMENDING JACK YANOSOV FOR HELPING DESIGN THE TRANSMITTERS USED 35 YEARS AGO TODAY BY THE APOLLO SPACE MISSION THAT LANDED ON THE MOON -- (Extensions of Remarks - July 20, 2004)

SPEECH OF HON. FRANK A. LoBIONDO OF NEW JERSEY
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
TUESDAY, JULY 20, 2004

Mr. LOBIONDO. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to commend Jack Yanosov who helped design the transmitters that were
used 35 years ago today in the Apollo mission that landed on the Moon.

It was a humble rise for Jack Yanosov, who began his career on the RCA assembly line, and would eventually become
the lead engineer on the Apollo communications project. It was on a transmitter built by Jack Yanosov that the first
words were ever spoken on a planetary body other than Earth. It was 35 years ago today, on July 20, 1969 that Neil
Armstrong uttered his famous words that would inspire a generation, "One small step for man, one giant leap for
mankind." The good news for Neil Armstrong and the rest of the world, Jack Yanosov's transmitter worked just like it
was designed to do.

Today is a special day for our Nation. Thirty-five years ago, our country was locked in an arms race during a cold war
that threatened to turn hot at any moment. The race for the Moon was more than just a prize in the darkest reaches of
space, it symbolized our Nation's commitment to American ingenuity. We met our goal and made it to the Moon, and
we did it first. I am proud that a resident of New Jersey played such an important role in this groundbreaking human
achievement. I would like to congratulate Jack Yanosov, and thank him on behalf of the people of New Jersey's
Second Congressional District and America for a job well done.

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