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    CAPTAIN JAMES LOVELL, THE AMERICAN ASTRONAUT WHO HAS SPENT MORE TIME ALOFT IN SPACECRAFT THAN ANY OTHER MAN, TODAY (MONDAY) LOOKED OVER A VERY DIFFERENT SORT OF CRAFT -- A SEAGOING CONTAINER SHIP THAT WAS LAUNCHED BY HIS WIFE.

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    CAPTAIN JAMES LOVELL, THE AMERICAN ASTRONAUT WHO HAS SPENT MORE TIME ALOFT IN SPACECRAFT THAN ANY OTHER MAN, TODAY (MONDAY) LOOKED OVER A VERY DIFFERENT SORT OF CRAFT -- A SEAGOING CONTAINER SHIP THAT WAS LAUNCHED BY HIS WIFE.

    THE 7-HUNDRED-FOOT-LONG SHIP NAMED THE AMERICAN ASTRONAUT WAS LAUNCHED BY MRS LOVELL IN APRIL THIS YEAR.

    TODAY (MONDAY) CAPTAIN LOVELL, WHO IS IN BRITAIN ON A GOODWILL TOUR, WENT DOWN TO TILBURY DOCKS, LONDON, TO VISIT THE 32-THOUSAND TON SHIP.

    LATER HE AND HIS WIFE FLEW BY HELICOPTER TO LONDON AIRPORT TO BOARD AN AIRCRAFT FOR THE UNITED STATES.

    CAPTAIN LOVELL, WHO IS 41, HAS BEEN NAMED COMMANDER OF THE APOLLO 13 MOON FLIGHT, SCHEDULED FOR EARLY NEXT YEAR.

    THIS WILL BE THE FOURTH SPACE FLIGHT FOR THE US NAVY CAPTAIN WHO HAS ALREADY SPENT MORE THAN 28 DAYS IN SPACE -- LONGER THAN ANY OTHER MAN.

    SELECTED AS AN ASTRONAUT IN 1962, CAPTAIN LOVELL WAS ON THE GEMINI SEVEN AND GEMINI 12 FLIGHTS AND WAS COMMAND MODULE PILOT FOR THE SIX-DAY JOURNEY INTO SPACE OF APOLLO EIGHT, MAN'S MAIDEN VOYAGE TO THE MOON. APOLLO EIGHT MADE 10 REVOLUTIONS OF THE MOON BEFORE RETURNING TO EARTH.

    THE SHIP HIS WIFE LAUNCHED IS NEWEST OF SIX CONTAINER SHIPS OPERATED BY AN AMERICAN SHIPPING LINE BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES, BRITAIN AND EUROPE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4O63G6VB3MUN9OHUZ7VG12KZF
    Media URN:
    VLVA4O63G6VB3MUN9OHUZ7VG12KZF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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