• Short Summary

    KING HUSSEIN OF JORDAN CONTINUED HIS VISIT TO THE UNITED STATES YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) WITH A TOUR AROUND THE SPACE CENTRE AT CAPE KENNEDY.

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    KING HUSSEIN OF JORDAN CONTINUED HIS VISIT TO THE UNITED STATES YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) WITH A TOUR AROUND THE SPACE CENTRE AT CAPE KENNEDY.

    THE TWENTY-NINE YEAR OLD KING WAS SHOWN PHASES IN THE PREPARATION OF THE TIROS WEATHER SATELLITE PROGRAMME. THE TIROS SATELLITES ARE DESIGNED TO REVOLUTIONISE WORLD WEATHER FORECASTING BY PROVIDING INSTANT PHOTOGRAPHS OF CLOUD PATTERNS.

    THE ROYAL VISITOR WAS ALSO SHOWN THE HIGHLY-COMPLEX CONTROL CENTRE FROM WHERE TECHNICIANS AND SCIENTISTS WATCH THE LAUNCHING OF MANNED SATELLITES AND DEEP SPACE PROBES. HE WAS INTRODUCED TO THE MEN RESPONSIBLE FOR TRAINING THE STAFF AT THE BASE.

    BEFORE LEAVING CAPE KENNEDY, KING HUSSEIN SAMPLED WHAT IT MIGHT FEEL LIKE TO BE AN ASTRONAUT. HE CLIMBED INTO ONE OF THE SPACECRAFT THAT ONE DAY WILL CARRY A MAN INTO ORBIT AROUND THE EARTH.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6YQ4XG1X50VK224J8REQTAPZD
    Media URN:
    VLVA6YQ4XG1X50VK224J8REQTAPZD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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