• Short Summary

    AMERICAN ASTRONAUT, FRANK BORMAN, FLEW INTO A HERO'S WELCOME IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA TODAY, WHEN HE ARRIVED IN PRAGUE ON A THREE-DAY VISIT TO A SPACE RESEARCH CONFERENCE.

  • Description

    AMERICAN ASTRONAUT, FRANK BORMAN, FLEW INTO A HERO'S WELCOME IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA TODAY, WHEN HE ARRIVED IN PRAGUE ON A THREE-DAY VISIT TO A SPACE RESEARCH CONFERENCE. COLONEL BORMAN WAS COMMANDER OF THE UNITED STATES' APOLLO EIGHT MISSION -- THE FIRST EVER EARTH-LAUNCHED PROBE TO FLY AROUND THE MOON.

    MORE THAN THREE THOUSAND PEOPLE WERE AT PRAGUE'S INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO GREET THE AMERICAN SPACEMAN.

    COLONEL BORMAN IS IN PRAGUE TO READ A PAPER ON MOON FLIGHT AND TO SHOW FILMS AND SLIDES AT THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF SCIENTIFIC UNIONS' SPACE RESEARCH COMMITTEE ON THURSDAY (22 MAY).

    ON THE SAME DAY HE'S ALSO SCHEDULED TO BECOME THE FIRST AMERICAN TO RECEIVE THE GOLD MEDAL OF THE CZECHOSLOVAK ACADEMY OF SCIENCE.

    COLONEL BORMAN WILL TAKE AN ACTIVE PART IN DISCUSSIONS OF A WORKING GROUP WHICH IS TO DISCUSS THE EXPLORATION OF THE NOON AND DIFFERENT PLANETS BY ARTIFICIAL BODIES.

    AFTER THE VISITS PAID TO PRAGUE BY HIS SOVIET COLLEAGUES BETWEEN 1961 AND 1967, COLONEL FRANK BORMAN IS THE EIGHTH COSMONAUT TO VISIT CZECHOSLOVAKIA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2K618X6ZAR9UMV123S555YOSM
    Media URN:
    VLVA2K618X6ZAR9UMV123S555YOSM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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