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    IN SPACE, AND VARIOUS, UNITED STATES

    The U.S. Space Administration say they have already begun planning for the first human colony in space.

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    1. GV ZOOM IN Moon 0.04
    2. GRAPHIC Moon base of the future 0.11
    3. CU NASA official, Dr Wendell Mendell speaking (SOT) (2 shots) 0.13
    4. CU Official speaking (SOT) 0.17
    5. GV Moon launch of Apollo; flashbacks of original moon landing; moon walk; US flag on moon; moon vehicle on moon; space craft blasting off from moon into orbit (7 shots) 0.42
    6. CU Dr. Mendell speaking (SOT) 0.56
    7. GV GRAPHIC Moon base equipment, earth orbital graphics (3 shots) 1.09
    8. CU Harrison Schmidt, Apollo 17 astronaut speaking (SOT) 1.17
    9. GV & SV People walking around Washington's Air and Space Museum (2 shots) 1.26
    10. CUs People commenting on space programme (SOT) (4 shots) 1.39
    11. GV Rocket launched 1.46
    TRANSCRIPT: MENDELL: (SEQ. THREE): "Some day people will live on the moon."
    OFFICIAL: (SEQ. FOUR)"Next time we go to the moon, we'll go to stay."
    MENDELL: (SEQ. SIX): "We're not going there just to show the flag. We're really going there to establish a place where people for the first time, live and sleep and eat off the earth, and it represents a step of humanity's expansion ultimately under the solar system."
    SCHMIDT: (SEQ. EIGHT): "One which can provide services for mankind, for human kind, that can provide new manufactured materials in the vacuum and eightlessness of space."
    (SEQUENCE TEN): FIRST PERSON: "I don't see how the money that could be laid out, could be anything back."
    SECOND PERSON: "I think it's a neat idea."
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    THIS STORY HAS COMMENTARY BY NBC REPORTER DON PORTER, WHICH MAY BE USED IF REQUIRED.
    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: IN SPACE, AND VARIOUS, UNITED STATES

    The U.S. Space Administration say they have already begun planning for the first human colony in space. They believe a human colony could be set up within the next 20 years, at an estimated cost of about 80 billion US dollars. Astronauts first landed on the moon during a series of six Apollo space missions, between 1969 and 1972. The missions were historic, but short, as astronauts spent at the most only a few days on the lunar surface, with limited supplies of food and water. Now, Dr Wendell Mendell, of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), says it will be possible for up to 100 people to stay on the moon's surface for extended periods. He believes the moon base could be the first of several in the entire solar system. Planners say the base would house scientists, miners and other industrial workers. Harrison Schmidt, who took part in the Apollo 17 mission, believes a moon base could produce items unobtainable on earth. But not all members of the public agree its's a good idea.

    Source: NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMPANY INCORPORATED (NBC)/NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA787BJGZOY2TKPSMRVL7R6YI4Y
    Media URN:
    VLVA787BJGZOY2TKPSMRVL7R6YI4Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/11/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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