• Short Summary

    SPACE TRAVELLERS FROM THE UNITED STATES AND THE SOVIET UNION MET FOR THE FIRST TIME YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) AT THE CLOSING SESSION OF THE 16TH ASTRONAUTICAL CONGRESS IN ATHENS.

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    SPACE TRAVELLERS FROM THE UNITED STATES AND THE SOVIET UNION MET FOR THE FIRST TIME YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) AT THE CLOSING SESSION OF THE 16TH ASTRONAUTICAL CONGRESS IN ATHENS.

    THE AMERICANS, GORDON COOPER AND CHARLES CONRAD, ARE ON A WORLD TOUR FOLLOWING THEIR RECORD-BREAKING EIGHT DAY ORBIT LAST MONTH. AT THE CONGRESS THEY MET PAVEL BELAYEV, WHO WITH ALEXEI LEONOV MADE HISTORY IN MARCH WHEN LIEUTENANT-COLONEL LEONOV BECAME THE FIRST MAN TO 'WALK' IN SPACE.

    LIEUTENANT-COLONEL LEONOV WAS UNABLE TO ATTEND YESTERDAY'S MEETING, BUT HE AND COLONEL BELAYEV THIS MORNING HAD BREAKFAST AT THEIR ATHENS HOTEL WITH THE TWO AMERICAN SPACE FLIERS.

    THE FOUR TALKED ABOUT THEIR SPACE FLIGHTS.

    THE MEETING YESTERDAY OF THE TWO AMERICANS AND COLONEL BELAYEV WAS A FRIENDLY AFFAIR IN WHICH THE SPACE FLIERS EXCHANGED MEMENTOES. LATER, THE THREE POSED FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS AND NEWSREEL CAMERAMEN.

    THE MEETING WAS WITNESSED BY MEMBERS OF THE GREEK AND DANISH ROYAL FAMILIES WHO WERE ATTENDING THE FINAL SESSION OF THE ASTRONAUTICAL CONGRESS.

    AFTER THEIR MEETING THIS MORNING THE SOVIET SPACE FLIERS LEFT TO ATTEND AN INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR AT SALONIKA, IN NORTHERN GREECE. THE AMERICANS AND THEIR FAMILIES WERE DUE TO FLY TO TURKEY, ON A FURTHER STEP IN THEIR WORLD TOUR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7G85BMDGBDXXBHQ3ZVEK08179
    Media URN:
    VLVA7G85BMDGBDXXBHQ3ZVEK08179
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/09/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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