• Short Summary

    ASTRONAUT GORDON COOPER HAS COMPLETED PREPARATIONS FOR AMERICA'S MOST AMBITIOUS MANNED SPACE FLIGHT --SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY.

  • Description

    ASTRONAUT GORDON COOPER HAS COMPLETED PREPARATIONS FOR AMERICA'S MOST AMBITIOUS MANNED SPACE FLIGHT --SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY.AT CAPE CANAVERAL TUESDAY, HE UNDERWENT FINAL MEDICAL AND SPACE SUIT CHECKS.OFFICIALS SAID HE WAS READY TO GO.

    MAJOR COOPER WILL MAKE 22 ORBITS IN HIS SPACECRAFT FAITH 7.THIRTY-FOUR HOURS AND 19 MINUTES AFTER BLAST-OFF FROM CAPE CANAVERAL, HE SHOULD HAVE LANDED IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN, ABOUT 70-80 MILES (112-128 KILOMETRES) SOUTH-EAST OF MIDWAY ISLAND.RESCUE SHIPS AND AIRCRAFT ARE ALREADY IN THE AREA.

    DURING HIS SPACE JOURNEY, MAJOR COOPER WILL LOOK LIKE THE MUCH-CARICATURED CAMERA-LADEN AMERICAN TOURIST.HE WILL HAVE FIVE CAMERAS WITH HIM --THREE IS STILL CAMERAS, ONE MOVIE AND ONE TELEVISION.THE TV CAMERA IS NO BIGGER THAN A TORCH AND WEIGHS ONLY 10 POUNDS (4.5 KILOGRAMS).

    THE CAMERAS ARE FOR A SERIES OF SCIENTIFIC EXPERIMENTS ON BEHALF OF ASTRONOMERS AND ENGINEERS TRYING TO DEVELOP "RENDEZVOUS" TECHNIQUES FOR LINKING OBJECTS IN SPACE.IT IS HOPED MAJOR COOPER WILL BE ABLE TO SEND TELEVISION PICTURES OF SPACE TO EARTH, WHERE THEY WILL BE RELAYED TO AMERICAN TELEVIEWERS -- AND POSSIBLY TO EUROPEAN VIEWERS, VIA A COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA11KDZY085NTLMQXRCWLLRA2GR
    Media URN:
    VLVA11KDZY085NTLMQXRCWLLRA2GR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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