• Short Summary

    IN CONGO-KINSHASA, THE CAPITAL HAS BEEN PREPARING FOR NEXT WEEK'S VISIT BY THREE CREW MEMBERS OF APOLLO X1 WHO CARRIED OUT THE HISTORIC MOON FLIGHT LAST JULY.

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    IN CONGO-KINSHASA, THE CAPITAL HAS BEEN PREPARING FOR NEXT WEEK'S VISIT BY THREE CREW MEMBERS OF APOLLO X1 WHO CARRIED OUT THE HISTORIC MOON FLIGHT LAST JULY. THE U.S. ASTRONAUTS, NEIL ARMSTRONG, MICHAEL COLLINS AND EDWIN ALDRIN, WILL ARRIVE IN KINSHASA ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND LEAVE EARLY FRIDAY MORNING.

    THE FORTHCOMING VISIT OF THE ASTRONAUTS HAS ARROUSED TREMENDOUS INTEREST AMONG THE CONGOLESE, AND THEY HAVE PREPARED FOR IT CAREFULLY AND IN A TRADITIONAL AS WELL AS THE MORE USUAL MANNER.

    IN KINSHASA THERE IS AN EXHIBITION TRACING APOLLO X1'S MOON FLIGHT.... AND ONE BABY IN THE CAPITAL IS ASSURED OF LASTING REMINDER OF THE HISTORIC VOYAGE. HIS PARENTS HAVE GIVEN HIM THE FORENAME "APOLLO X1".

    THE CITY'S NIGHT LIFE HAS ALSO BEEN ADJUSTED TO EXTEND THE THEME OF THE MOON LANDING. BARS IN KINSHASA HAVE ACQUIRED "APOLLO GARDENS", OTHER BARS HAVE BEEN NAMED AFTER THE CRAFT, AND THERE IS EVEN AN APOLLO CLUB.

    IN TRUE CONGOLESE FASHION, LOCAL DANCERS HAVE CELEBRATED THE MOON LANDING IN THEIR OWN INDIVIDUAL WAY...THEY HAVE CREATED AN APOLLO DANCE, THE STEPS BASED ON THE PICTURES THE DANCERS SAW ON TELEVISION OF THE MOON WALK.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2WQCP3VA8F406384RQPQAZCHP
    Media URN:
    VLVA2WQCP3VA8F406384RQPQAZCHP
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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