• Short Summary

    THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE LINED THE ROUTE FROM THE AIRPORT TO THE CENTRE OF TRANNARIVE TO GIVE A TUMULTUOUS WELCOME TO THE APOLLO 12 ASTRONAUTS CHARLES CONRAD, ALAN BEAN AND RICHARD GORDON WHEN THEY ARRIVES IN THE MALAGASY CAPITAL YESTERDAY (THURSDAY).

  • Description

    THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE LINED THE ROUTE FROM THE AIRPORT TO THE CENTRE OF TRANNARIVE TO GIVE A TUMULTUOUS WELCOME TO THE APOLLO 12 ASTRONAUTS CHARLES CONRAD, ALAN BEAN AND RICHARD GORDON WHEN THEY ARRIVES IN THE MALAGASY CAPITAL YESTERDAY (THURSDAY).

    THE THREE ASTRONAUTS, WHO TOOK PART IN THE SECOND MOON LANDING LAST DECEMBER, WERE GREETED BY MALAGASY FOREIGN MINISTER JACQUES RABEMANANJARA AND BY U.S. AMBASSADOR ANTHONY MARSHALL-WHO ACCOMPANIED THEM INTO THE CITY IN THE LONG MOTORCADE, WHICH INCLUDED SEVERAL PRESS AND CAMERA CARS AND A LARGE OFFICIAL DELEGATION. PRESIDENT PHILIBERT TSIRANANA WAS NOT PRESENT BECAUSE HE IS CURRENTLY IN PARIS FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT.

    APOLLO 12 COMMANDER CONRAD HAD BEEN IN MADAGASCAR BEFORE-IN 1965. NOW HE, AND COLLEAGUES BEAN AND GORDON, ARE GUESTS OF HONOUR OF THE MALAGASY GOVERNMENT, AND HELD A PRESS CONFERENCE AT WHICH THEY SHOWED A FILM OF THEIR MOON MISSION, AND MET THE PERSONNEL OF THE U.S. ARTIFICIAL REPAIR STATION AT IMERINTSIATOSIKA NINETEEN MILES (30 KILOMETRES) FROM TANANARIVE-BEFORE LEAVING FOR COLOMBO, CEYLON, ON THE NEXT LEG OF THEIR 20-NATION TOUR OF THE WORLD.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7Z8CXUHVJKCXGOE8JKGQE2OSF
    Media URN:
    VLVA7Z8CXUHVJKCXGOE8JKGQE2OSF
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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