• Short Summary

    SOVIET SPACEWOMAN VALENTINA TERESHKOVA - THE FIRST WOMAN IN SPACE - TONIGHT (MONDAY) FLEW FURTHER THAN AMERICA'S LONGEST - FLYING ASTRONAUT, MAJOR GORDON COOPER.

  • Description

    SOVIET SPACEWOMAN VALENTINA TERESHKOVA - THE FIRST WOMAN IN SPACE - TONIGHT (MONDAY) FLEW FURTHER THAN AMERICA'S LONGEST - FLYING ASTRONAUT, MAJOR GORDON COOPER.THE SOVIET NEWS AGENCY TASS REPORTED THAT AT 10 P.M.MOSCOW TIME (1900 GMT) SHE HAD COMPLETED 23 ORBITS - ONE MORE THAN COOPER AND TRAVELLED ABOUT 560,000 MILES (900,000 KM).AND IN WASHINGTON, AN AMERICAN SENATOR SUGGESTED THAT THE UNITED STATES PUT UP ITS OWN WOMAN ASTRONAUT.

    26-YEAR-OLD VALENTINA APPEARED AGAIN IN MOSCOW TELEVISION THIS AFTERNOON, REPORTS THAT SHE WAS FIT AND THE FLIGHT GOING WELL.SHE RADIOED BASE: "TELL MOTHER - AND ALL THE MOTHERS OF THE WORLD - NOT TO WORRY.I HAVE GREAT CONFIDENCE IN MY SPACESHIP, VOSTOK SIX".

    HER SPACE COMPANION, LIEUTENANT-COLONEL VALERY BYKOVSKY, PILOTING ANOTHER SPACESHIP, VOSTOK FIVE, TONIGHT SEEMED SET FOR A NEW SPACE FLIGHT RECORD.AT 1.22 P.M.MOSCOW TIME HE WILL HAVE EQUALLED THE THREE DAYS 22 HOURS AND 22 MINUTES ACHIEVED BY ONE OF THE PREVIOUS "SPACE TWINS", ADRIAN NIKOLAYEV, LAST AUGUST.TODAY, LIKE VALENTINA, HE REPORTED THAT HE FELT FINE.THOUGH AT ONE STAGE BYKOVSKY AND THE WOMAN COSMONAUT WERE ONLY THREE MILES APART, THEY HAVE SINCE SEPARATED, AND OBSERVERS SAY A CLOSER RENDEZVOUS NOW SEEMS UNLIKELY.

    IN MOSCOW'S RED SQUARE, THOUSANDS TURNED OUT TO CHEER THE LATEST NEWS OF THE TWIN SPACE FLIGHT AMID PERSISTENT RUMOURS FORECASTING THAT ANOTHER MANNED SPACE SHOT WOULD BE MADE TO LINK UP WITH VOSTOKS FIVE AND SIX.INTERVIEWED, ONE OF THE CROWD EXPRESSED HIS GREAT EXCITEMENT AT RUSSIA'S LATEST SPACE ACHIEVEMENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3N8OAQ1GSS8SC9JMWJMWF8HB1
    Media URN:
    VLVA3N8OAQ1GSS8SC9JMWJMWF8HB1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/06/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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