• Short Summary

    AT THE CORNING GLASS WORKS IN NEW YORK, TESTS ARE CURRENTLY BEING CARRIED OUT ON SPECIAL GLASS WINDOWS LIKE THAT THROUGH WHICH UNITED STATES ASTRONAUT JOHN GLENN WILL VIEW THE EARTH AND SPACE WHEN HE MAKES HIS HISTORIC FLIGHT, PLANNED JAN.27 FROM CAPE CANAVERAL.

  • Description

    AT THE CORNING GLASS WORKS IN NEW YORK, TESTS ARE CURRENTLY BEING CARRIED OUT ON SPECIAL GLASS WINDOWS LIKE THAT THROUGH WHICH UNITED STATES ASTRONAUT JOHN GLENN WILL VIEW THE EARTH AND SPACE WHEN HE MAKES HIS HISTORIC FLIGHT, PLANNED JAN.27 FROM CAPE CANAVERAL.

    WINDOWS MUST WITHSTAND A TEMPERATURE 1,000 DEGREES HOTTER THAN A KITCHEN OVEN - AS WELL AS THE VIOLENT TEMPERATURE CHANGES ENCOUNTERED AS THE CAPSULE RE-ENTERS THE EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE.

    THE WINDOW MUST ALSO PROTECT THE ASTRONAUT AGAINST THE GREAT IMPACT OF LANDING.THE SAME GLASS IS ALSO USED TO MAKE SHIELDS FOR THE ANTENNAE THROUGH WHICH INFORMATION WILL BE RELAYED FROM CAPSULE TO SATELLITE TRACKING STATIONS AROUND THE GLOBE.

    AND GLASS RESISTORS - COMPARED HERE FOR SIZE WITH THOSE OF A TYPICAL RADIO OR TELEVISION SET - WILL HELP TO SPEED COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN TRACKING STATIONS AND GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTRE, NEAR WASHINGTON, D.C.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5MMNBOITNH2K3BY5O305143TM
    Media URN:
    VLVA5MMNBOITNH2K3BY5O305143TM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/01/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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