• Short Summary

    AT THE GENERAL DYNAMICS ASTRONAUTICS PLANT, SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, MAJOR GORDON COOPER RECENTLY MET HIS NEW SPACECRAFT.

  • Description

    AT THE GENERAL DYNAMICS ASTRONAUTICS PLANT, SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, MAJOR GORDON COOPER RECENTLY MET HIS NEW SPACECRAFT.

    HIS ORBITAL FLIGHT IS PLANNED FOR APRIL 2ND.HE WILL BE THE SIXTH AMERICAN ASTRONAUT TO VENTURE INTO SPACE.

    THE MERCURY PROGRAMME PLANS TO KEEP HIM UP FOR 18 ORBITS BUT IF ALL GOES WELL THIS WILL BE EXTENDED TO 22 ORBITS TAKING 34 HOURS.

    SO FAR THE RECORD FOR AMERICAN SPACEMEN IS SIX ORBITS.SOVIET SPACE TWINS NIKOLAYEV AND POPOVITCH DID 64 AND 48 ORBITS RESPECTIVELY.

    GENERAL DYNAMICS OFFICIALS INTRODUCED THE NEW ATLAS BOOSTER ROCKET TO GORDON COOPER.THIS BOOSTER ROCKET WILL SHORTLY BE FLOWN BY CARGO PLANE TO THE LAUNCHING SITE AT CAPE CANAVERAL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA5CM4SEW94OYPJNRPVPO9D4GK
    Media URN:
    VLVAA5CM4SEW94OYPJNRPVPO9D4GK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/02/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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