• Short Summary

    Three American astronauts cruised toward the moon Monday (1 Feb.) after working for two hours Sunday to solve a docking problem which developed several hours after their spacecraft--the Apollo 14--blasted off from Cape Kennedy, Florida.

  • Description

    Three American astronauts cruised toward the moon Monday (1 Feb.) after working for two hours Sunday to solve a docking problem which developed several hours after their spacecraft--the Apollo 14--blasted off from Cape Kennedy, Florida.

    The astronauts were not in physical danger during their docking rouble. The problem was with the linking apparatus that joins the main space craft and the vehicle which is scheduled to land on the moo. If the docking mechanism continues to be a problem it is possible that plans for landing on the moon might be abandoned. In that case the three astronauts would presumably orbit the moon and then return to earth.

    About three hours after blastoff the astronauts made a series of attempts to steer the command ship's nose into the docking ring of the landing craft. The latches did not catch on the first five tries but finally did catch on the sixth attempt. The problem was still being studied on American space officials on the ground on Monday.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3EUUDESZB312ANPC7F2H3T1PR
    Media URN:
    VLVA3EUUDESZB312ANPC7F2H3T1PR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/02/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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