• Short Summary

    THE RUSSIAN COSMONAUTS YURI GAGARIN AND VALERY BYKOVSKY ARE IN SWEDEN ON AN EIGHT-DAY VISIT SPONSORED BY THE SWEDISH-SOVIET UNION ASSOCIATION.

  • Description

    THE RUSSIAN COSMONAUTS YURI GAGARIN AND VALERY BYKOVSKY ARE IN SWEDEN ON AN EIGHT-DAY VISIT SPONSORED BY THE SWEDISH-SOVIET UNION ASSOCIATION.

    AND TODAY (TUESDAY) THEY WENT TO THE PALACE IN STOCKHOLM TO MEET KING GUSTAV.

    THE SWEDISH WELCOME HAS BEEN A WARM ONE FROM THE START. THEY FLEW IN FROM MOSCOW ON SUNDAY AT AN EARLY HOUR, AND DESPITE THE CHILL, DAMP WEATHER, HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE TURNED OUT TO WAVE TO THEM.

    THE COSMONAUTS VISIT IS SAID TO BE PAVING THE WAY FOR THE ONE IN JUNE BY MR. KHRUSHCHEV.

    COLONEL GAGARIN HAS SAID DURING HIS VISIT THAT EVERY SINGLE SPACE SHOT FROM THE SOVIET UNION HAD BEEN SUCCESSFUL. AND HE DENIED THAT ANY COSMONAUTS HAD DIED IN SPACE SHOTS.

    APPLICATIONS CAME EACH YEAR FROM THOUSANDS OF RUSSIAN YOUTHS WANTING TO BE COSMONAUTS. LAST YEAR HE SAID SOME 10,000 GIRLS WROTE TO US. HE ADDED RUSSIA WILL HAVE A MAN OF THE MOON BY 1970. HE AND BYKOVSKY WERE BOTH FIT AND COULD GO ON A MOON FLIGHT AT A MOMENT'S NOTICE.

    GAGARIN SAID AMERICA HAD DONE A GREAT JOB WITH RECENT SUCCESSFUL SHOTS OF THE POWERFUL SATURN ROCKET. BUT HE CLAIMED RUSSIA HAS MORE POWERFUL ROCKETS ON THE WAY.

    KING GUSTAV SPENT NEARLY AN HOUR WITH THE TWO, SHOWING THEM SOME OF THE TREASURES OF THE HOUSEHOLD. THIS IS THEIR FIRST OFFICIAL VISIT ABROAD SINCE GAGARIN'S TOUR OF EAST GERMANY AND MEXICO LATE LAST YEAR.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5XSVTTJ0YPYHS8HY9F46NAK16
    Media URN:
    VLVA5XSVTTJ0YPYHS8HY9F46NAK16
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/03/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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