• Short Summary

    SOVIET COSMONAUTS, YURI GAGARIN AND VALENTINA TERESHKOVA, RECEIVED A STANDING OVATION YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) WHEN THEY VISITED THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING.

  • Description

    SOVIET COSMONAUTS, YURI GAGARIN AND VALENTINA TERESHKOVA, RECEIVED A STANDING OVATION YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) WHEN THEY VISITED THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING.

    THE FIRST MAN AND WOMAN TO ORBIT THE EARTH WERE ON A ONE-DAY VISIT TO NEW YORK ON THEIR WAY TO EAST GERMANY FROM AN INTERNATIONAL AERONAUTICS CONFERENCE IN MEXICO CITY. ACCOMPANIED BY THE SOVIET FOREIGN MINISTER ANDREI GROMYKO, THEY TOURED THE BUILDING BEFORE ATTENDING A RECEPTION GIVEN FOR THEM BY THE U.N. SECRETARY-GENERAL, U THANT.

    AT A PRESS CONFERENCE DURING THEIR VISIT TO THE U.N., LT. COLONEL YURI GAGARIN DENIED THAT THERE HAD BEEN A SINGLE FATALITY DURING THE SOVIET SPACE PROGRAMME. IN LIGHTER VEIN, MISS TERESHKOVA TOLD THE PRESS CONFERENCE THAT SOVIET SPACE SHIPS WERE SO SPACIOUS THAT HER FORTHCOMING MARRIAGE CEREMONY COULD BE PREFORMED IN ORBIT. AN IMPORTANT ADVANTAGE, SHE OBSERVED, WOULD BE THE ABSENCE OF REPORTERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAKK0GJT2R68MT12VHK5HVF5KI
    Media URN:
    VLVAAKK0GJT2R68MT12VHK5HVF5KI
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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