• Short Summary

    INTRODUCTION: The two American astronauts, who will fly the first Space Shuttle said on Monday (9 March) that they and their revolutionary space craft were ready for lift-off next month, after three years of delays and disappointments.

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    1.
    GV Astronauts at news conference
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    2.
    CU Astronaut John Young speaking (3 shots)
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    SPEECH ON FILM (TRANSCRIPT)



    YOUNG (SEQ. 2): "I don't see anything either frustrating or... oh, it's kind of disappointing sometimes, in terms of the capability that the country needs so bad that we can't get it on line any faster. But NASA is doing the right thing about this. They're analysing every problem, and they're fixing every problem when they come up one at a time. And I see nothing wrong with that. As far as being terribly frustrating or terribly disappointed or any of that stuff, I guess I'm personally too old for that kind of thing. It'll become evident to everybody how important his vehicle is to folks, and we can supply the high-quality folks, and do the job, and get it done on time for the next programme."





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    Background: INTRODUCTION: The two American astronauts, who will fly the first Space Shuttle said on Monday (9 March) that they and their revolutionary space craft were ready for lift-off next month, after three years of delays and disappointments. John Young, a veteran of five space missions, and Robert Cribben, on his first space flight, told a news conference they had full confidence in the Columbia Shuttle, despite problems which have dogged its progress.

    SYNOPSIS: John Young was asked if he was disappointed about the delays.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4TG4WGJQBRVQZQVVKA8ZR0UB9
    Media URN:
    VLVA4TG4WGJQBRVQZQVVKA8ZR0UB9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/03/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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