• Short Summary

    IN THE COURSE OF THEIR WORLD TOUR, ASTRONAUTS CONRAD, BEAN, AND GORDON, HAVE PAID A TWO-DAY VISIT TO THE IVORY COAST....

  • Description

    IN THE COURSE OF THEIR WORLD TOUR, ASTRONAUTS CONRAD, BEAN, AND GORDON, HAVE PAID A TWO-DAY VISIT TO THE IVORY COAST....MEETING PRESIDENT FELIX HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY. A THOUSAND GUESTS ATTENDED A COCKTAIL PARTY IN THEIR HONOUR.

    CHEERING CROWDS GREETED THE APOLLO TWELVE ASTRONAUTS CHARLES CONRAD, RICHARD GORDON, AND ALAN BEAN WHEN THEY ARRIVED IN THE IVORY COAST CAPITAL...ABIDJAN...LAST FRIDAY, ON A TWO-DAY VISIT. AFTER CALLING ON PRESIDENT HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY AT HIS PALACE, THEY MET GOVERNMENT LEADERS AT A PRIVATE RECEPTION. THE VISITORS AND THEIR WIVES ALSO ATTENDED A COCKTAIL PARTY IN THEIR HONOUR. THEY WERE GREETED BY OVER A THOUSAND GUESTS. AMONG THOSE TO BE INTRODUCED TO THE ASTRONAUTS WERE CHIEF COURT JUSTICE ALPHONSE BONI, MAMADOU COULIBALI PRESIDENT OF THE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC COUNCIL, AND NATIONAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT PHILIP YACE.

    AT THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE THE ASTRONAUTS WERE PRESENTED WITH IVORY-MOUNTED GOLD PLAQUES EMBOSSED WITH THE IVORY COAST'S SYMBOL OF UNITY. THEIR WIVES RECEIVED GOLD BRACELETS, IN RETURN, THE THREE PRESENTED MR. HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY WITH A PLAQUE OF THEIR MOON MISSION, AT IVORY COAST FLAG WHICH HAD BEEN CARRIED TO THE MOON, AND A FRAGMENT OF LUNAR ROCK.

    THE IVORY COAST IS THE ONLY WEST AFRICAN TERRITORY TO BE VISITED ON THE 20-COUNTRY TOUR. THE ASTRONAUTS LEFT ABIDJAN YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) FOR DAR-ES-SALAAM.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA24II2PZ3APHFKTIIYGFPK44VA
    Media URN:
    VLVA24II2PZ3APHFKTIIYGFPK44VA
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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