• Short Summary

    HOPES ARE HIGH AT THE GEMINI FIVE CONTROL CENTRE IN HOUSTON, TEXAS, TODAY (WEDNESDAY) AS THE TWO-MAN SPACE FLIGHT GOES INTO ITS FIFTH DAY.

  • Description


    STILLS OF TWO ASTRONAUTS COOPER AND CONRAD WITH SOUND OF THEIR VOICES (SOF) AND NEWSMAN ASKING MR. KRAFT A QUESTION AND MR. KRAFT'S ANSWER (SOF).



    TRANSCRIPTS:



    MR. KRAFT: "I DON'T SEEM TO FOLLOW THE QUESTION HERE....."



    NEWSMAN: "LET ME JUST QUALIFY IT BY TELLING YOU THE POINT OF MY QUESTION, AND, WITHOUT TRYING TO READ BOB TOTE'S MIND, MAYBE THE POINT OF HIS. ARE WE NOT POSSIBLY COMPROMISING WHAT HAS BEEN SOLD TO THE WORLD AS A CIVILIAN SPACE EFFORT BY RIGGING UP THIS SPACECRAFT WITH A LOT OF STUFF THAT IS OVERTLY LABELLED AS MILITARY IN ORIGIN? WITH THAT THINKING AS A BACKGROUND MAYBE IT WOULD BE EASIER FOR YOU TO ANSWER THE QUESTION?"



    MR. KRAFT: "O.K. LET ME ANSWER THE QUESTION IN A SOMEWHAT DIFFERENT LIGHT. I'VE BEEN IN THE GOVERNMENT RESEARCH BUSINESS FOR TWENTY YEARS AND IN ALL THAT TIME WE WERE DOING ALL KINDS OF RESEARCH WHICH WAS OF USE TO ALL KINDS OF LIFE INCLUDING THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE IN THIS COUNTRY, AND I THINK THAT WE'RE DOING THINGS WHICH HAVE USE IN ALL WALKS OF LIFE AGAIN IN THE SPACE PROGRAMME, AND CERTAINLY THEY ARE APPLICABLE TO THE D.O.D. AND WHY SHOULDN'T IT BE?"




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    Background: HOPES ARE HIGH AT THE GEMINI FIVE CONTROL CENTRE IN HOUSTON, TEXAS, TODAY (WEDNESDAY) AS THE TWO-MAN SPACE FLIGHT GOES INTO ITS FIFTH DAY. AFTER INITIAL FUEL TROUBLES, THE FLIGHT GOES INTO ALMOST WITHOUT A HITCH - AND SCIENTISTS HAVE HIGH HOPES THAT THE EIGHT-DAY MISSION WILL BE COMPLETED SUCCESSFULLY. AT A NEWS CONFERENCE, ON TUESDAY, THE FLIGHT DIRECTOR, MR. CHRIS KRAFT, CLASHED WITH A NEWSMAN WHO ASKED A QUESTION ABOUT MATERIAL OF MILITARY ORIGIN BEING CARRIED IN THE SPACECRAFT.

    THE NEWSMAN ASKING THE QUESTION WAS WORRIED ABOUT THE INCLUSION IN THE SATELLITE'S EQUIPMENT OF MATERIAL THAT WAS ESSENTIALLY MILITARY IN NATURE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA93DGWY8CFL4TKF7VZUWL53MSH
    Media URN:
    VLVA93DGWY8CFL4TKF7VZUWL53MSH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/08/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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