• Short Summary

    TWO OF THE THREE APOLLO II ASTRONAUTS WHO MADE THE SUCCESSFUL MOON LANDING IN JULY GOT A BIG WELCOME IN BUENOS AIRES ON THURSDAY (2 OCTOBER) WHEN THEY MADE A ONE-DAY VISIT TO ARGENTINA.

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    TWO OF THE THREE APOLLO II ASTRONAUTS WHO MADE THE SUCCESSFUL MOON LANDING IN JULY GOT A BIG WELCOME IN BUENOS AIRES ON THURSDAY (2 OCTOBER) WHEN THEY MADE A ONE-DAY VISIT TO ARGENTINA. DURING THEIR VISIT THEY MET PRESIDENT ONGANIA AND TOOK PART IN A MOTORCADE.

    THE ASTRONAUTS ARE ON THE THIRD LEG OF THEIR WORLD TOUR WHICH IS TAKING THEM TO 23 COUNTRIES. ALL THREE WERE IN MEXICO AND COLOMBIA EARLIER IN THE WEEK, BUT WHEN ARMSTRONG AND COLLINS LEFT FOR ARGENTINA, EDWIN ALDRIN LEFT THEM TO RETURN TO THE UNITED STATES TO ADDRESS A NATIONAL LABOUR CONVENTION.

    LARGE CROWDS GATHERED IN BUENOS AIRES AND ON THE AIRPORT ROUTE TO CHEER THE TWO ASTRONAUTS. NEIL ARMSTRONG, THE FIRST MAN TO WALK ON THE MOON, AND MICHAEL COLLINS, WHO HAD THE LESS DRAMATIC BUT NO LESS IMPORTANT JOB OF STAYING WITH THE COMMAND SPACESHIP IN ORBIT ROUND THE MOON.

    THE TWO ASTRONAUTS MADE A SURPRISE STOP IN BRASILIA ON THEIR WAY TO BUENOS AIRES. THIS WAS BECAUSE THE U.S. AUTHORITIES DECIDED THEY SHOULD NOT FLY OVER BOLIVIA, ON ACCOUNT OF LAST WEEK'S MILITARY OVERTHROW OF PRESIDENT SALINAS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA95XSN9UTV4TP0PO3Q64ZJPGL7
    Media URN:
    VLVA95XSN9UTV4TP0PO3Q64ZJPGL7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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