• Short Summary

    AMERICA'S PLANS TO PUT A MAN IN ORBIT THREE TIMES ROUND THE EARTH ON FEBRUARY 13TH ARE GOING AHEAD.

  • Description

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    S.C.U. COL. GLENN BEING INTERVIEWED BY REPORTERS.
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    TRANSCRIPT (SEQUENCE 1) QUESTION: "YOU STILL AGREE, APPARENTLY THEN, COLONEL, THAT OUR WAY OF DOING THINGS, WITH THE FULL INFORMATION GIVEN TO EVERYBODY AT ALL TIMES, IS STILL THE BEST WAY?"
    ANSWER: "WELL, I THINK WE ALL DO. ALTHOUGH IT MAKES FOR PROBLEMS AT TIMES, OF COURSE. AND IF WE EVER HAD A FAILURE ON ONE OF THESE THINGS IT WOULD, OF COURSE, BE COVERED A LITTLE MORE THAN PERHAPS WE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE IT COVERED. BUT AS WE HAVE SAID BEFORE, I GUESS THIS IS ONE OF THE SMALL PRICES WE PAY FOR THE BIG FREEDOMS THAT WE HAVE IN THIS COUNTRY".
    QUESTION: "COLONEL, WOULD YOU CALL THE BAD WEATHER THAT DEVELOPED A BLESSING IN DISGUISE IN AS MUCH AS THEY FOUND OTHER PROBLEMS WITH THE ROCKET?"
    ANSWER: "WELL, NO. THESE OTHER TROUBLES WE HAVE HAD SINCE THEN ARE TROUBLES THAT PROBABLY WOULD NOT HAVE CAUSED US ANY TROUBLE ON THE FLIGHT. WE DON'T THINK THEY WOULD, BUT THERE IS ALWAYS A REMOTE POSSIBILITY, OF COURSE, AND WE ARE TRYING TO ELIMINATE AS MANY OF THESE REMOTE POSSIBILITIES AS WE POSSIBLY CAN".
    QUESTION: "YOU HAVE NO FEARS OF GOING BACK IN AGAIN?"
    ANSWER: "NOT AT ALL. NONE AT ALL".




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: AMERICA'S PLANS TO PUT A MAN IN ORBIT THREE TIMES ROUND THE EARTH ON FEBRUARY 13TH ARE GOING AHEAD.THE FUEL TANK TROUBLE WITH THE ATLAS BOOSTER ROCKET, WHICH WILL SEND THE MERCURY CAPSULE ON ITS 100 MILE HIGH JOURNEY AT SPEEDS REACHING 17,500 M.P.H., IS EXPECTED TO BE CORRECTED A LONG TIME BEFORE THE BLAST-OFF DATE, THE NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCED FROM CAPE CANAVERAL.MEANWHILE THE MAN WHO HOPES TO BE AMERICA'S FIRST MAN IN ORBIT, 40-YEAR-OLD LT.-COL.JOHN GLENN, A MARINE TEST PILOT, ANSWERED NEWSMEN'S QUESTIONS WHILE HE RELAXED AT HIS VIRGINIA HOME ON FEBRUARY 3RD.HE WAS ASKED ABOUT HIS MISSION WITH ITS ATTENDANT GLARE OF PUBLICITY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAYA2DMQAMF1VWQYFQ3WUAZNUQ
    Media URN:
    VLVAAYA2DMQAMF1VWQYFQ3WUAZNUQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/02/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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