• Short Summary

    The three United States astronauts who flew in the Apollo-17 moon mission, visited Senegal on Wednesday (6 June) for a two-day visit, during a tour of Asian and African states.

  • Description

    The three United States astronauts who flew in the Apollo-17 moon mission, visited Senegal on Wednesday (6 June) for a two-day visit, during a tour of Asian and African states.

    The astronauts Eugene Cernan, Ronald Evans and Harrison Schmidt were greeted by Prime Minister Abdou Diouf and President Leopold Senghor's Chief of Protocol, Cheikh Leye.

    Their visit was on the first leg of a goodwill journey to 11 African and Asian countries.

    They held a press conference for Senegalese journalists and presented the President with a Senegalese pennant which accompanied the astronauts on their space journey, as well as a piece of moonrock they brought back.

    The astronauts also brought a message from President Nixon which mentioned that the exploration of the moon had been "a truly international effort".

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9P8X8JW1ZTN6AU8SZ7IW9YC39
    Media URN:
    VLVA9P8X8JW1ZTN6AU8SZ7IW9YC39
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/06/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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