• Short Summary

    WHEN THE AMERICAN ASTRONAUT CERNAN MAKES HIS WALK AROUND THE GEMINI-9 SPACECRAFT ABOUT 21 HOURS AFTER THE LAUNCHING, HE WILL ONLY BE ATTACHED BY A LONG NYLON ROPE.

  • Description

    WHEN THE AMERICAN ASTRONAUT CERNAN MAKES HIS WALK AROUND THE GEMINI-9 SPACECRAFT ABOUT 21 HOURS AFTER THE LAUNCHING, HE WILL ONLY BE ATTACHED BY A LONG NYLON ROPE. HE WILL THEN BECOME THE WORLD'S FIRST INDEPENDENT HUMAN SATELLITE TO BE ABLE TO LIVE AND MANOEUVRE UNAIDED IN SPACE FOR A SHORT TIME.

    THE THREE-DAY MISSION INCLUDES THE LONGEST-YET SPACE WALK, THE SIMULATED RESCUE OF A MAROONED ASTRONAUT AND A TOTAL OF NINE DOCKINGS. IF ALL GOES WELL CERNAN WILL BECOME THE THIRD MAN TO LEAVE THE PROTECTION OF AN ORBITING SPACECRAFT.

    TO DO IT, HE WILL WEAR A BACKPACK, NICKNAMED THE FLYING CHAIR, WHICH WILL MOVE HIM AROUND AS FAR AS THE TETHER ALLOWS. TOM STAFFORD INSIDE GEMINI-9 WILL KEEP THE SECOND ATDA ROCKET IN MICROMETEORITE DETECTION PANEL FOR RETURN TO EARTH.

    THE LAUNCHING AT CAPE KENNEDY IS SET FOR 1638 GMT TODAY (WEDNESDAY), AND SPLASHDOWN, SOUTHWEST OF BERMUDA, IS SCHEDULED TO TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY AT 1528 GMT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2ELHNGRWRHXEELTHH878T0WX9
    Media URN:
    VLVA2ELHNGRWRHXEELTHH878T0WX9
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/06/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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