• Short Summary

    A GROUP OF SCIENTISTS ARE WORKING HARD TO SET UP LAUNCHING BASES FOR THE FIRST FRENCH AND AMERICAN SPACE ROCKETS TO BE USED IN EUROPE TO INVESTIGATE SPACE AND THE UPPER ATMOSPHERE.

  • Description

    A GROUP OF SCIENTISTS ARE WORKING HARD TO SET UP LAUNCHING BASES FOR THE FIRST FRENCH AND AMERICAN SPACE ROCKETS TO BE USED IN EUROPE TO INVESTIGATE SPACE AND THE UPPER ATMOSPHERE. THE PREPARATIONS ARE BEING MADE TO MEET THE SOLAR ECLIPSE ON MAY THE 20TH.

    KARYSTOS, ON THE SOUTH EASTERN POINT OF EUBOEA, HAS BEEN CHOSEN FOR GREECE'S "LITTLE CANAVERAL" AND THE SCIENTISTS WORKING ON THE PROJECT COME FROM GREECE AND FIVE FOREIGN MISSIONS FROM FRANCE, ITALY, HOLLAND, GERMANY AND GREAT BRITAIN TOTALLING ABOUT A HUNDRED OPTICAL ASTRONOMERS.

    THE ECLIPSE, WHICH IS CONSIDERED ONE OF THE MOST SPECTACULAR CELESTIAL PHENOMENA OF 1966, WILL CROSS GREECE FROM THE SOUTH-EAST IN THE SOUTHERN PELOPONNESE TO THE NORTH-EAST IN THE ISLAND OF LEVOS. ASTRONOMERS STANDING ALONG THIS LINE WILL BE ABLE TO OBSERVE THE ECLIPSE WHICH IS NOT LIKELY TO BE VISIBLE IN OTHER COUNTRIES.

    ENGINEERS ARE SETTING UP THE LAUNCHING EQUIPMENT READY TO FIRE NINE FRENCH MADE CENTAUR ROCKETS AND AMERICAN ARKAS ROCKETS. THE ROCKETS WILL REACH A HEIGHT OF BETWEEN 70 AND 90 MILES (112-114 KMS) TO STUDY X-RAY AND ULTRA-VIOLET SOLAR RADIATION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6C2I6785ONNNBSRAUU89MM65J
    Media URN:
    VLVA6C2I6785ONNNBSRAUU89MM65J
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/05/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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