• Short Summary

    THE TWO MEN WHO HAVE TRAVELLED FARTHEST IN SPACE, MAJOR GHERMAN TITOV OF THE SOVIET UNION AND COLONEL JOHN GLENN, U.

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    THE TWO MEN WHO HAVE TRAVELLED FARTHEST IN SPACE, MAJOR GHERMAN TITOV OF THE SOVIET UNION AND COLONEL JOHN GLENN, U.S.A., MET FOR THE FIRST TIME MAY 3 AT THE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES BUILDING IN WASHINGTON - BOTH MEN WERE IN THE UNITED STATES CAPITAL TO ATTEND THE THIRD ANNUAL SPACE CONFERENCE OF COSPAR (THE COMMITTEE OF OUTER SPACE RESEARCH)
    INSIDE THE BUILDING, THEY GREETED EACH OTHER WARMLY AND SAT DOWN TOGETHER AT A PRIVATE COFFEE PARTY, WITH THEIR WIVES TAMARA TITOV AND ANNIE GLENN. IT WAS THEIR FIRST OPPORTUNITY TO COMPARE NOTES ON THEIR RESPECTIVE ORBITAL FLIGHTS: TITOV CIRCLED THE EARTH 17 TIMES IN AUGUST 1961, GLENN 3 TIMES IN FEBRUARY 1962. AFTER COFFEE TITOV AND GLENN WENT DOWNSTAIRS TO REGISTER FOR THE SPACE SYMPOSIUM.

    BOTH MEN WERE TO ADDRESS THE COSPAR GATHERING LATER IN THE DAY, BUT THEY HAD THE MORNING FREE AND USED THE TIME FOR A WHIRLWIND TOUR OF WASHINGTON, ENDING AT THE WHITE HOUSE. THERE THEY MET PRESIDENT KENNEDY WHO, AT A CEREMONY IN THE ROSE GARDEN, OFFICIALLY WELCOMED MAJOR TITOV SAYING: I AM VERY GLAD TO WELCOME YOU TO THIS COUNTRY, AS ARE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. I ADMIRE WHAT YOU DID."
    PRESIDENT KENNEDY ENTERTAINED COLONEL GLENN AND MAJOR TITOV TO LUNCH, WHILE A HUGE CROWD OF PHOTOGRAPHERS AND REPORTERS WAITED IMPATIENTLY OUTSIDE. AS TITOV AND GLENN LEFT THE WHITE HOUSE THE PRESSMEN ENGULFED THEM IN A SWARMING MASS.

    THE TWO SPACE PIONEERS THEN RETURNED TO THE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES BUILDING TO PROCEED WITH THE DAY'S BUSINESS. THERE A PACKED AUDITORIUM AWAITED THEM AND, SOON AFTER THEY TOOK THEIR PLACES, PROFESSOR VAN DE HULST, PRESIDENT OF COSPAR, SPOKE FROM THE ROSTRUM TO OPEN THE AFTERNOON'S MEETING. TITOV WAS TO PRESENT A PAPER ENTITLED: "PREPARATION AND RESULTS OF ORBITAL FLIGHT, "GLENN WAS TO SPEAK ON "SUMMARY RESULTS OF THE FIRST U.S. MANNED ORBITAL SPACE FLIGHT."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3HZB868CPHMDB835SMO2EM91D
    Media URN:
    VLVA3HZB868CPHMDB835SMO2EM91D
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/05/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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