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    Soviet and American space experts on Monday (June 21) began a week of talks at the U.

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    Soviet and American space experts on Monday (June 21) began a week of talks at the U.S. Manned Spaceflight Centre in Houston. The talks are aimed at producing a common spacecraft docking system which would allow astronauts and cosmonauts to link up in space.

    The meeting of working groups, set up under a space co-operation agreement reached in Moscow last October, began with what was described as a "welcoming and orientation day." The day was mostly devoted to an informal tour of the Houston Centre.

    The 19-man Soviet delegation comprises space scientists and engineers and they are meeting with 22 experts from the U.S. Space Agency, N.A.S.A.

    At issue is how far each side is prepared to go to meet the other's requirements for future spacecraft. Later during the meeting the experts are expected to split up into three joint working groups to examine specific aspects of the problem involved.

    SYNOPSIS: A working group of 19 Soviet space experts have begun a weeklong series of talks with their American counterparts at the U.S. Manned Spaceflight Centre at Houston in Texas. The talks are aimed at producing a common spacecraft docking system which would allow astronauts and cosmonauts to link up in space. The Soviet delegation is led by Dr Boris Petrov of the Soviet Academy of Science.

    The meeting of working groups, set up under a space co-operation agreement reached in Moscow last October, began with what was described as a "welcoming and orientation day". The day was mostly devoted to an informal tour of the Houston Centre.

    The Soviet delegation is meeting with a 22-man team from the U.S. Space Agency, N.A.S.A. At issue is how far each side is prepared to go to meet the other's requirements for future spacecraft. The two delegations were to start their consultations by reviewing papers exchanged earlier and making summary presentations of their views.

    Later in the meeting they are expected to split up into three joint working groups to examine specific aspects of the problems, including the nuts and bolts of a compatible docking mechanism, as well as the overall system and the guidance and communications involved.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA132PZDFJYNHJ8FGLWGXLPPMDY
    Media URN:
    VLVA132PZDFJYNHJ8FGLWGXLPPMDY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/06/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
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    N/A

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