• Short Summary

    APOLLO ELEVEN LUNAR ASTRONAUTS NEIL ARMSTRONG, EDWIN ALDRIN AND MICHAEL COLLINS BEGAN A GOODWILL TOUR OF EUROPEAN COUNTRIES YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) WITH A VISIT TO MADRID.

  • Description

    APOLLO ELEVEN LUNAR ASTRONAUTS NEIL ARMSTRONG, EDWIN ALDRIN AND MICHAEL COLLINS BEGAN A GOODWILL TOUR OF EUROPEAN COUNTRIES YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) WITH A VISIT TO MADRID. THERE, THE THREE MOON TRAVELLERS, ACCOMPANIED BY THEIR WIVES, RECEIVED AN ENTHUSIASTIC WELCOME FROM THOUSANDS OF CHEERING SPANIARDS. THEY ALSO HAD AN AUDIENCE WITH THE HEAD OF STATE, GENERAL FRANCO.

    AFTER MEETING THE THREE ASTRONAUTS, GENERAL FRANCO CONFERRED ON EACH OF THEM THE SPANISH AIR CROSS OF MERIT.

    THE VISITORS WERE THEN INTRODUCED TO PRINCE JUAN CARLOS, GENERAL FRANCO'S DESIGNATED SUCCESSOR AND FUTURE KING OF SPAIN.

    LATER, THE ASTRONAUTS AND THEIR WIVES WERE DRIVEN IN A CAVALCADE THROUGH MADRID STREETS TO THE STATUE OF AMERICA'S DISCOVERER, CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS, WHERE THEY LAID A WREATH.

    AT ONE STAGE, THOUSANDS OF SPANIARDS BURST THROUGH POLICE LINES TO SURROUND THE ASTRONAUTS' SLOWLY-MOVING OPEN CAR AND RUN BESIDE IT FOR HUNDRED OF YARDS TRYING TO TOUCH THEM AND SHAKE THEIR HANDS.

    AFTER A DAY IN SPAIN, THE APOLLO CREW WERE DUE TO LEAVE FOR PARIS ON THE NEXT STAGE OF THEIR TOUR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA2XB862MPHX1V8RTCQ99ICC9D
    Media URN:
    VLVAA2XB862MPHX1V8RTCQ99ICC9D
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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