• Short Summary

    Astronauts McDivitt and White relax and tour aircraft carrier Wasp on way back to the United States.

  • Description

    Astronauts McDivitt and White relax and tour aircraft carrier Wasp on way back to the United States.

    America's Gemini astronaut team, Majors James McDivitt and Edward White, relaxed on board the huge aircraft carrier Wasp, roaming the ship and enjoying the luxury of space after four days in the cramped space of their capsule. Gemini - 4.

    The two were tired after their mostly fitful and sporadic dozing in Gemini - 4 and slept late the morning of June 8th. Doctors continued medical checks on the two men and gave them the run of the ship to enable them to walk and stretch their legs.

    One space doctor said the astronauts showed less apparent physical difficulties than some astronauts on shorter missions.

    The two lunched with enlisted men on the carrier, posing for pictures and signing autographs. The pair clowned around in their deck of the carrier, handling controls and waving to the ship's crew members.

    On June 10th, the astronauts will fly to Houston, Texas for a re-union with their families and parade through the City.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8CEZNB2TQM2GKEHRDB3KC5N1K
    Media URN:
    VLVA8CEZNB2TQM2GKEHRDB3KC5N1K
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/06/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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