• Short Summary

    MAN'S TRIP TO THE MOON - TO DATE, THE MOST AMBITIOUS VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY IN HISTORY.

  • Description

    MAN'S TRIP TO THE MOON - TO DATE, THE MOST AMBITIOUS VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY IN HISTORY.AMERICA'S PROJECT APOLLO IS FORGING AHEAD AND THE DREAM OF LANDING ON THE EARTH'S CLOSEST COMPANION IS NEARING A REALITY.

    BUT BEFORE MAN CAN LAND - PERHAPS AS SOON AS 1968 - THE TECHNICAL RESOURCES OF THE ENTIRE NATION ARE BEING USED TO BUILD THE MACHINES NECESSARY FOR EXPLORATION FIRST.TO LEARN ABOUT THE MOON BEFORE MAN SETS FOOT ON IT IS THE JOB OF ONE OF THEM - KNOWN AS SURVEYOR.

    IT LOOKS LIKE SOME EXTRATERRESTRIAL INSECT.SURVEYOR HAS BEEN CHIEFLY DESIGNED TO TAKE SAMPLES OF THE MOON 'S SOIL.DRILLS WILL GOUGE OUT SAMPLES AND THE SOIL WILL BE FED BY CONVEYOR BELT FOR EXAMINATION BY MICROSCOPE.INFORMATION ON THE COMPOSITION OF THE SOIL WILL THEN BE SENT BACK TO EARTH FOR STUDY.

    ANOTHER TASK SURVEYOR WILL DO IS TO SEE WHAT CONDITIONS ARE LIKE ON THE MOON, BY RECORDING TEMPERATURES AND OTHER DATA.IT WILL ALSO TAKE PICTURES BY TELEVISION - TO LOOK FOR THE BEST PLACE MAN TO MAKE HIS LANDING.

    IT IS HOPED TO PUT "SURVEYOR" ON THE MOON WITH 20 MONTHS.IT WILL BE THE FIRST OF TWELVE TO BE DISPATCHED TO THE MOON.THEY WILL INCLUDE ANOTHER TYPE OF SURVEYOR - THOSE THAT WILL ORBIT IT.THEIR JOB WILL BE TO MEASURE THE MOON'S GRAVITY AND TAKE CONTINUOUS TELEVISION PICTURES OF THE MOON'S SURFACE.

    AND WHEN MAN FINALLY GETS THERE, THE SCIENTISTS SAY, HE WILL FIND IT AIRLESS, WATERLESS AND LIFELESS.BUT IT MAY PROVE TO BE THE MOST FRUITFUL SOURCE OF RESEARCH IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM - AND A STEPPING STONE TO OTHER PLANETS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1CQSOAT0I4EWOYQ15QMTLEN8L
    Media URN:
    VLVA1CQSOAT0I4EWOYQ15QMTLEN8L
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/02/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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