• Short Summary

    President Johnson presented medals to the Apollo 7 astronauts on Saturday (2 November) and said their eleven day space flights "proved that the United States today leads in space accomplishments."
    President Johnson added "This is not important as a game or as a contest.

  • Description

    President Johnson presented medals to the Apollo 7 astronauts on Saturday (2 November) and said their eleven day space flights "proved that the United States today leads in space accomplishments."
    President Johnson added "This is not important as a game or as a contest. It is important because the United States must be first in technology if it is to continue its position in the world."
    The President presented the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's second highest award, the Exceptional Service Medal to Navy Captain Walter Schirra Jr., Lieutenant Colonel Donn Eisele of the Air Force and civilian Walter Cunningham.

    During the astronauts press conference, Apollo 7 commander Schirra lavishly praised the performance of the Apollo 7 spacecraft. The astronauts showed some movies and slides they made in space and commented on their near perfect space trip.

    NASA will meet on November 10 to decide if the next Apollo flight scheduled around Christmas will circumnavigate the moon. All indications thus far point to an Apollo 8 moon mission.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7CSOOJ0HX1WYXL6CQB64EHOCL
    Media URN:
    VLVA7CSOOJ0HX1WYXL6CQB64EHOCL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:06:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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