• Short Summary

    In Washington on Saturday (9 August) the three United States' astronauts from the joint Apollo-Soyuz space mission held their first news conference since the splashdown.

  • Description

    In Washington on Saturday (9 August) the three United States' astronauts from the joint Apollo-Soyuz space mission held their first news conference since the splashdown.

    Thomas Stafford, Vance Brand and Donald Slayton answered questions about the poisonous gas lead in their space module that caused their hospitalisation after the splashdown, on 24 July.

    The men also met with U.S. President Gerald Ford and presented him with a souvenir pennant, commemorating the space mission.

    During the news conference Vance Brand claimed responsibility for the gas lead, admitting that he'd forgotten to turn on precautionary machinery.

    However, Apollo commander Thomas Stafford refused to let Brand shoulder the blame and said that the normal functions of a space craft were the responsibility of the whole crew.

    Apollo Space Control doctors have pronounced the three men fit and well since their treatment in Hawaii.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7NDRLS4TP6NH7A81DTPOTINRI
    Media URN:
    VLVA7NDRLS4TP6NH7A81DTPOTINRI
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/08/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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