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    Over 800 space-scientists from 30 different countries gathered in Stockholm August 15 for the opening of the 11th International Astronautical Congress.

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    Over 800 space-scientists from 30 different countries gathered in Stockholm August 15 for the opening of the 11th International Astronautical Congress. Professor Sir Harrie Massey, of University College, London, was chosen to present the inaugural lecture.

    Space experts from Washington and Moscow were among his audience, as Sir Harri - spokesman of a country yet to launch its first satellite - delivered a broad review of "science research using space vehicles". His underlying message was that rocket engineers had provided such powerful tools for the space scientists that there was already more than enough research to keep everyone busy "for hundreds of years".

    In the technical sessions, to begin the next day, eighty papers were to be given including factual reports of United States rocket programmes and Soviet accounts of some of the scientific results obtained by sputniks and other means.

    On the list of Congress delegates, some 384 American names appear, while only six Soviets are registered.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA78WF5DNW88QPP4EKWWK6NR85F
    Media URN:
    VLVA78WF5DNW88QPP4EKWWK6NR85F
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/08/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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