• Short Summary

    APOLLO 10 ASTRONAUT EUGENE CERNAN ON MONDAY (14 JULY) ACCEPTED THE GOLDEN SPACE MEDAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL AERONAUTIC FEDERATION (FAI) ON BEHALF OF THE MOON-CIRCLING APOLLO 8 TEAM AT A CEREMONY IN HELSINKI MARKING THE OPENING OF THE ORGANISATION'S 62ND GENERAL CONFERENCE.

  • Description

    APOLLO 10 ASTRONAUT EUGENE CERNAN ON MONDAY (14 JULY) ACCEPTED THE GOLDEN SPACE MEDAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL AERONAUTIC FEDERATION (FAI) ON BEHALF OF THE MOON-CIRCLING APOLLO 8 TEAM AT A CEREMONY IN HELSINKI MARKING THE OPENING OF THE ORGANISATION'S 62ND GENERAL CONFERENCE.

    THE APOLLO 8 ASTRONAUTS WHO BECAME THE FIRST MEN TO CIRCLE THE MOON LAST DECEMBER WERE FRANK BORMAN, JAMES LOVELL AND WILLIAM ANDERS. THEY RECEIVED THE GOLD MEDAL FOR EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMANCES IN SPACE.

    SOVIET SOYUZ 3 COSMONAUT GEORGY BEREGOVOI RECEIVED THE YURI GAGARIN GOLDEN SPACE MEDAL, NAMED AFTER THE FIRST MAN IN SPACE. IN OCTOBER 1968 COLONEL BEREGOVOI CIRCLED THE EARTH FOR FOUR DAYS AND AT 47 WAS THE OLDEST MAN TO HAVE FLOWN IN SPACE.

    THE GAGARIN MEDAL IS AWARDED ANNUALLY TO THE SPACE PILOT WHO IN THE PREVIOUS YEAR ACCOMPLISHED REMARKABLE ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE CONQUEST OF SPACE FOR PEACEFUL PURPOSES.

    BOTH SPACEMAN WERE PRESENTED WITH THEIR MEDALS BY FINLAND'S PRESIDENT URHO KEKKONEN WHO ALSO PRESENTED THE FAI'S GOLD MEDAL TO SOVIET AIRCRAFT DESIGNER SERGEI ILYUSHIN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA31ARA3LWXKH4CX3RNGEK5H1CV
    Media URN:
    VLVA31ARA3LWXKH4CX3RNGEK5H1CV
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/07/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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