• Short Summary

    THE AMERICAN SUPERSONIC AIRLINER PROJECT WAS VIRTUALLY KILLED ON WEDNESDAY (MARCH 24) WHEN THE SENATE VOTED 51 TO 46 AGAINST FINANCING THE PROJECT ANY FURTHER.

  • Description

    THE AMERICAN SUPERSONIC AIRLINER PROJECT WAS VIRTUALLY KILLED ON WEDNESDAY (MARCH 24) WHEN THE SENATE VOTED 51 TO 46 AGAINST FINANCING THE PROJECT ANY FURTHER. THE SST, AS THE AIRCRAFT IS KNOWN, IS THE UNITED STATE'S ANSWER TO THE ANGLO-FRENCH CONCORDS AND THE SOVIET SUPERSONIC TU 144, WHICH IS SCHEDULED TO GO INTO SERVICE THIS YEAR.

    SENATOR HUBERT HUMPHREY, DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE AT THE LAST ELECTION AND VICE-PRESIDENT IN THE JOHNSON ADMINISTRATION, WAS ONE OF THOSE WHO VOTED AGAINST PUTTING UP ANY MORE CASH FOR THE HIGH-FLYING CLOCK-BEATING AIRCRAFT. HE EXPLAINED WHY AT A WASHINGTON PRESS CONFERENCE.

    IN THIS FILM WE HAVE USED AS A BACKGROUND TO SENATOR HUMPHREY'S STATEMENT VARIOUS SHOTS OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SST AT THE SETTLE, WASHINGTON FACTORY OF THE BOEING COMPANY. THESE SCENES ARE TELERECORDED, BUT MAKE A CONSIDERABLE CONTRIBUTION TO THE STORY.

    THIS WAS WHAT SENATOR HUMPHREY SAID:

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB4G9G39ZMMQG93G1FY76PXQMS
    Media URN:
    VLVAB4G9G39ZMMQG93G1FY76PXQMS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/03/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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