• Short Summary

    The effects of nearly one month in space on the three United States Skylab astronauts were described aboard the aircraft carrier Ticonderoga on Saturday (23 June).

  • Description

    The effects of nearly one month in space on the three United States Skylab astronauts were described aboard the aircraft carrier Ticonderoga on Saturday (23 June).

    Doctor Willard 'Royce' Hawkins, the deputy director of Life Sciences at the Johnson Space Centre examined the three men and then explained their condition to a news conference aboard the ship.

    National Aeronautic and Space Administration officials expected some sort of medical problems when the three Skylab men returned to earth, but nobody anticipated the level of sickness that developed.

    Doctors say that they don't know what affect future longer space missions will have on astronauts. Dr. Hawkins said that was a problem which would have to be carefully considered.

    SYNOPSIS: When the three United States skylab astronauts were examined on Saturday aboard the Aircraft Carrier Ticonderoga, it was obvious that they'd returned from their 28-day space mission less healthy than doctors expected. Charles Conrad and Paul Weitz were complaining of dizziness and nausea, but Joseph Kerwin felt so bad he had to wear special clothes so he wouldn't faint. NASA doctors put it down to a form of motion sickness...a loss of balance caused by the sudden return to the Earth's gravity after prolonged weightlessness in Space. Doctor Royce Hawkins of the Johnson Space Centre, examined the men and explained their condition to a news conference.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7TMZKN56HCLP1L0ALGN8QXHID
    Media URN:
    VLVA7TMZKN56HCLP1L0ALGN8QXHID
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/06/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment