• Short Summary

    THE SOVIET OCEANOGRAPHIC SHIP, VASTLY GOLONIS, ENTERED BOMBAY NAVAL DOCKYARD ON THURSDAY (OCT 3) WITH THE ROUND-THE MOON SPACE PROBE, ZOND 5 FOR AIRLIFTING BACK TO MOSCOW.

  • Description

    THE SOVIET OCEANOGRAPHIC SHIP, VASTLY GOLONIS, ENTERED BOMBAY NAVAL DOCKYARD ON THURSDAY (OCT 3) WITH THE ROUND-THE MOON SPACE PROBE, ZOND 5 FOR AIRLIFTING BACK TO MOSCOW.

    ZOND-5 WAS PICKED UP IN THE INDIAN OCEAN WERE IT SPLASHED DOWN ON SEPTEMBER 21 AFTER CIRCLING THE MOON.

    THE ARRIVAL OF THE SHIP WAS A CLOSELY GUARDED SECRET. BOMBAY'S PORT AUTHORITIES WERE UNAWARE OF THE SHIP'S BERTHING ARRANGEMENTS.

    A HUGE CONTAINER, SPECIALLY FLOWN OUT OF MOSCOW, WAS THEN LOADED ONTO THE GOLONIS INTO WHICH WAS TRANSFERRED THE TOP-SECRET CAPSULE.

    THE TRANSFER WAS MADE UNDER THE WATCHFUL EYES OF SOVIET AMBASSADOR TO INDIA, MR. NIKOLAI PEGOV AND OTHER AUTHORITIES.

    LATER IN THE NIGHT, THE CONTAINER, WITH THE CAPSULE INSIDE, WAS TRANSFERRED FROM THE SHIP TO BOMBAY'S SANTA CRUZ AIRPORT WHERE A RUSSIAN ANTONOV AN-12 PLANE TOOK IT BACK TO RUSSIA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7YE7Y9K6TY379JRTVQC7I2QA7
    Media URN:
    VLVA7YE7Y9K6TY379JRTVQC7I2QA7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/10/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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