• Short Summary

    A PIECE OF MOON ROCK BROUGHT BACK TO EARTH BY APOLLO ASTRONAUTS HAS BEEN GIVEN TO THE PEOPLE OF SENEGAL BY THE UNITED STATES.

  • Description

    A PIECE OF MOON ROCK BROUGHT BACK TO EARTH BY APOLLO ASTRONAUTS HAS BEEN GIVEN TO THE PEOPLE OF SENEGAL BY THE UNITED STATES. THE ROCK WAS RECEIVED ON FRIDAY BY PRESIDENT LEOPOLD SENGHOR OF SENEGAL.

    THE PRESENTATION WAS MADE BY AMERICA'S CHARGE D'AFFAIRES TO SENEGAL, M.LUKENS; THE CEREMONY TOOK PLACE AT THE AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTRE IN DAKAR.

    THE FRAGMENT OF MOON ROCK, WEIGHING 16 GRAMMES, WAS A SEGMENT OF A LARGER PIECE OF LUNAR SURFACE WEIGHING 350 GRAMMES, BROUGHT BACK BY THE APOLLO 12 ASTRONAUTS CONRAD, BEAN AND GORDON, CURRENTLY TOURING AFRICA.

    AFTER CERTAIN SCIENTIFIC TESTS HAVE BEEN CARRIED OUT, THE FRAGMENT OF MOON-ROCK WILL BE ON DISPLAY TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC IN DAKAR.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2TLJOAUIABMWF1ZS6I3R3VXLE
    Media URN:
    VLVA2TLJOAUIABMWF1ZS6I3R3VXLE
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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