• Short Summary

    Cape Kennedy, the birthplace of the United Stats space programme, was allowed to run down as the final moon shot approached and took place.

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    Cape Kennedy, the birthplace of the United Stats space programme, was allowed to run down as the final moon shot approached and took place.

    Several of the historic launch pads have been sold as scrap or left to rust although a small ares is being preserved as a museum.

    SYNOPSIS: What's probably the last man-on-the-moon shot this century is over....and with its successful conclusion went much of the glamour associated with space exploration. But at Cape Kennedy....the birthplace of United States space exploration, the honeymoon was over some time ago. Except for a small museum most of the place where it all began is rusting away or is being carted away for scrap.

    This is, or was, launch site thirty-four...here astronauts Grissom, White and Chaffey died in a capsule fire, the only United States astronauts to die ion a space accident. The complex was recently sold to the highest bidder...to be cut up for scrap.

    Launch complex nineteen..off limits now and rusting in the salt air, is being overgrown with weeds. Once it launched the Gemini series, and some of the most famous spacemen...Armstrong, Stafford, Shirra and Aldrich..began their journeys from it. Now it too rusts away. Before the space ago this place belonged to the mosquitos..now it seems they'll get it back..complete with a small museum.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB2Q3NCH5YBF2XDI26U5F5VVMK
    Media URN:
    VLVAB2Q3NCH5YBF2XDI26U5F5VVMK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/12/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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