• Short Summary

    THE SEATTLE WORLD'S FAIR WAS IN FULL SWING APL 22 AFTER A REMOTE-CONTROL OPENING THE PREVIOUS DAY BY PRESIDENT KENNEDY OF THE U.

  • Description

    THE SEATTLE WORLD'S FAIR WAS IN FULL SWING APL 22 AFTER A REMOTE-CONTROL OPENING THE PREVIOUS DAY BY PRESIDENT KENNEDY OF THE U.S.A. THE MAIN THEME OF THE FAIR - KNOWN OFFICIALLY AS THE CENTURY 21 EXPOSITION - IS "MAN IN THE SPACE AGE."
    PRESIDENT KENNEDY, SPENDING EASTER AT PALM SPRINGS, FLORIDA, PRESSED A TELEGRAPH KEY WHICH "BOUNCED" A RADIO SIGNAL OFF THE STAR CASSIOPEIA (10,000 LIGHT YEARS AWAY FROM THE EARTH) TO THE FAIR MORE THAN 4,000 MILES AWAY. IT PUT INTO ACTION A CARILLON OF OVER 500 BELLS IN THE 600 FEET HIGH "SPACE NEEDLE" DOMINATING THE SITE.

    ATOP THE "NEEDLE" IS A REVOLVING RESTAURANT, ALSO SET IN MOTION BY THE PRESIDENT'S TELEGRAPH KEY. WHILE THERE IS MUCH TO ENTERTAIN AND AMUSE THE TEN MILLION PEOPLE EXPECTED TO VISIT SEATTLE IN THE NEXT SIX MONTHS, THE EMPHASIS IS ON SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INDUSTRY.

    A NOISELESS MON-RAILWAY CONNECTS THE FAIR WITH THE HEART OF THE CITY AND AROUSES MUCH INTEREST AMONG VISITORS. THE U.S. SCIENCE PAVILION IS ALSO NOVEL IN DESIGN AND A MAJOR FEATURE OF THE FAIR. ITS FIVE FREE-STANDING GOTHIC ARCHES OVER 100 FEET HIGH GIVE AN AIR OF LIGHTNESS AND GRACE TO THE HALL. IT HOUSES THE ACTUAL SPACE CAPSULE OF ASTRONAUT JOHN GLENN AMONG OTHER EXHIBITS.

    THE PAVILIONS OF THE PARTICIPATING NATIONS PROVIDE A FASCINATING GLIMPSE OF LIFE IN THE AGE OF THE SPACEMAN. THE SOVIET UNION AND THE EAST EUROPEAN COUNTRIES, HOWEVER, HAVE REFUSED TO TAKE PART.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7J7SM9SN5JT1NFLZFA8ZD3AGZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA7J7SM9SN5JT1NFLZFA8ZD3AGZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/04/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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