• Short Summary

    THE HOUSTON SPACECRAFT CENTRE TODAY (WEDNESDAY) RELEASED THE FIRST FILMS OF THE MOON'S SURFACE TAKEN BY ASTRONAUTS TOM STAFFORD AND EUGENE CERNAN FROM THE LUNAR MODULE "SNOOPY".

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    THE HOUSTON SPACECRAFT CENTRE TODAY (WEDNESDAY) RELEASED THE FIRST FILMS OF THE MOON'S SURFACE TAKEN BY ASTRONAUTS TOM STAFFORD AND EUGENE CERNAN FROM THE LUNAR MODULE "SNOOPY".

    THE ASTRONAUTS, WHO SPLASHED DOWN IN THE PACIFIC YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) AT THE END OF THEIR 600,000-MILE JOURNEY INTO SPACE, HAD SOME BAD MOMENTS WHILE FILMING THE SURFACE OF THE MOON AS THEY SHOT PAST AT SIX TIMES THE SPEED OF SOUND - AT ONE POINT THEY SAID "WE TOOK SO MANY PICTURES OUR CAMERAS FAILED". THIS WAS DESCRIBED AS A PROBLEM CREATED BY THE FACT THAT, IN THEIR EAGERNESS, THEY WERE TRYING TO RELOAD THE CAMERAS SO FAST THAT THE MAGAZINES OCCASIONALLY JAMMED. THEY ALSO HAD SOME BAD SHAKES FROM THE MODULE ITSELF. THE FULL RESULTS OF THE FILMING AND THE INFORMATION IT SUPPLIES WILL NOT BE FULLY ASSESSED FOR ANOTHER TWO OR THREE WEEKS. BUT, IN THE MEANTIME, THESE FIRST PICTURES SHOW THE MOON WITH ALL ITS CRATERS, MOUNTAINS AND SEAS, AS IT HAS NEVER BEEN SEEN BEFORE BY MAN.

    ONE NATIONAL AERONAUTICS SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA) OFFICIAL HAS DESCRIBED THE MISSION AS "110 PER CENT SUCCESSFUL" - WHICH IS INTERPRETED AS MEANING THAT THE OBJECT OF THE APOLLO 10 FLIGHT HAS BEEN ACHIEVED AND THAT APOLLO II WOULD BE TO PROCEED WITH A MOON LANDING ON THE BASIS OF THE INFORMATION SUPPLIES BY THE "SNOOPY" FILMS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2AKL9KVLTIC13JN53UWYRYP84
    Media URN:
    VLVA2AKL9KVLTIC13JN53UWYRYP84
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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