• Short Summary

    THOUSANDS OF AIR ENTHUSIASTS YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) TOURED THE WORLD'S BIGGEST DISPLAY OF AERONAUTICAL AND SPACE ACHIEVEMENTS ASSEMBLED AT THE PARIS INTERNATIONAL AIR SHOW.

  • Description

    THOUSANDS OF AIR ENTHUSIASTS YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) TOURED THE WORLD'S BIGGEST DISPLAY OF AERONAUTICAL AND SPACE ACHIEVEMENTS ASSEMBLED AT THE PARIS INTERNATIONAL AIR SHOW. THE VAST EXHIBITION AREA AT LE BOURGET AIRPORT IS PACKED WITH PAVILIONS AND OUT-DOOR DISPLAY SITES SHOWING EXHIBITS BY 450 PARTICIPANTS FROM 16 COUNTRIES.

    THE TEN-DAY SHOW WAS FORMALLY OPENED BY PRESIDENT OF DE GAULLE AND HE SHOWED A LIVELY INTEREST IN THE EXHIBITS DURING A TWO-HOUR TOUR.

    ALSO THERE WERE SOVIET COSMONAUTS, CONSTANTIN FEOKTISTOV AND PAVEL BELYAEV, WHO, ON THEIR FIRST VISIT TO FRANCE, MET THEIR AMERICAN COUNTERPARTS, DAVID COLLINS AND MICHAEL SCOTT.

    SPACECRAFT AND SPACE TECHNOLOGY ARE TAKING UP MORE ROOM AT THE SHOW THAN EVER BEFORE. THE UNITED STATES IS DISPLAYING AN APOLLO CAPSULE, ITS HEAT-SHIELD BENT BY RE-ENTRY INTO THE EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE, AND A SURVEYOR MOONCRAFT.

    THE SOVIET UNION IS ALSO PUTTING ON SHOW FOR THE FIRST TIME LIFE-SIZE REPLICAS OF ABOUT 15 SATELLITES, INCLUDING A 12-TON UNMANNED PROTON AND ITS VOSTOK ROCKET LAUNCHER.

    THE OPEN-AIR DISPLAY ARENA IS FILLED WITH A FOREST OF MORE THAN 130 DIFFERENT AIRCRAFT, INCLUDING JET FIGHTERS, FREIGHTERS, AIRLINERS AND HELICOPTERS. ONE OF THE KEY EXHIBITS IS THE FULL-SCALE MOCK-UP OF THE FRANCO-BRITISH CONCORDE SUPERSONIC AIRLINER.

    NEARLY 1,000,00 VISITORS ARE EXPECTED TO SEE THIS, THE 26TH SHOW BEFORE IT CLOSES ON 4 JUNE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5DO37THPFDTVA5WNPR503DLJI
    Media URN:
    VLVA5DO37THPFDTVA5WNPR503DLJI
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/05/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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