• Short Summary

    The two American astronauts, James McDivitt and Edward White, returned to the United States Thursday morning (10 June) when the aircraft carrier Wasp docked in Mayport, Florida.

  • Description

    The two American astronauts, James McDivitt and Edward White, returned to the United States Thursday morning (10 June) when the aircraft carrier Wasp docked in Mayport, Florida. The two men debarked and walked to a waiting plane for a flight to the Manned Space Craft Center in Houston, Texas.

    Majors McDivitt and White has not set foot on solid ground since they boarded their GT-4 capsule early in the morning of June third. After their recovery from the sea on June 7, they stayed aborad the carrier until Thursday morning.

    They came quickly off the Wasp, to the cheers of a crowd of about three thousand. They spoke briefly with Florida's governor who had turned out for the occasion, and then boarded a small jet for the flight to Houston.

    The occasion marked Major White's 36th birthday.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4VOP65VD59XPQSYKG5TNGK648
    Media URN:
    VLVA4VOP65VD59XPQSYKG5TNGK648
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/06/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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