• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT KENNEDY FLEW TO CAPE CANAVERAL YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) TO WATCH A FIRING OF THE LATEST VERSION OF THE POLARIS MISSILE, THE A-3.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT KENNEDY FLEW TO CAPE CANAVERAL YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) TO WATCH A FIRING OF THE LATEST VERSION OF THE POLARIS MISSILE, THE A-3. CLAD IN A NAVY-BLUE JACKET TO WARD OFF THE OCEAN CHILL, HE FLEW IN A HELICOPTER TO A TRACKING SHIP 25 MILES (40 KILOMETRES) OFF THE CAPE.

    FROM THE BRIDGE OF SHIP HE WATCHED THROUGH BINOCULARS AS THE MISSILE WAS FIRED FROM THE SUBMERGED SUBMARINE ANDREW JACKSON TO A TARGET 1,500 MILES (2,400 KMS) AWAY. THE TRIAL LAUNCHING WAS A COMPLETE SUCCESS.

    THE U.S. PRESIDENT HAD A LOOK AT OTHER SPACE PROJECTS IN CAPE CANAVERAL. HIS VISIT WAS INTERPRETED AS A RENEWED BID FOR SUPPORT OF THE U.S. RACE TO GET A MAN ON THE MOON FIRST.

    HE WAS SHOWN A GIANT "SUPER BOOSTER" ROCKET, SCHEDULED NEXT MONTH TO SEND A 16-TON SATELLITE INTO ORBIT AROUND THE EARTH.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8ML46MXGAJWX9J4AIHKWQVDLN
    Media URN:
    VLVA8ML46MXGAJWX9J4AIHKWQVDLN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/11/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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