• Short Summary

    WITH WORLD ATTENTION FOCUSED ON AMERICA'S GEMINI SPACE PROGRAMME - AND ON RUSSIA'S LUNAR PROBES, THERE IS NEWS NOW OF ANOTHER NATION WHICH MAY BE ABOUT TO ENTER THE "SPACE RACE".

  • Description

    WITH WORLD ATTENTION FOCUSED ON AMERICA'S GEMINI SPACE PROGRAMME - AND ON RUSSIA'S LUNAR PROBES, THERE IS NEWS NOW OF ANOTHER NATION WHICH MAY BE ABOUT TO ENTER THE "SPACE RACE". THIS IS INDONESIA. THE OFFICIAL ANTARA NEWS AGENCY IN DJAKARTA SAYS THAT INDONESIA HOPES TO HAVE ITS FIRST HUMAN ASTRONAUT BY 1968. AT A SPACE CENTRE IN INDONESIA YOUNG MEN HAVE BEEN TRAINING TO TAKE PART IN INDONESIA'S FIRST SPACE VENTURE.

    ONE OF THE MEN BEING TRAINED AT THE CENTRE IS A YOUNG AIR FORCE PILOT. HE HAS BEEN PUT THROUGH A SERIES OF TESTS IN A CENTRIFUGE - A COMPLEX PIECE OF EQUIPMENT WHICH CAN BUILD UP GRAVITATIONAL PRESSURES ON THE HUMAN BODY SIMILAR TO THOSE ENCOUNTERED ON A ROCKET LAUNCH.

    MUCH OF THE EQUIPMENT AT THIS SPACE CENTRE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A FIRM IN WEST GERMANY. DR. SARJANTO WHO IS HEAD OF THE CENTRE - SAID THE EQUIPMENT COST 850,000 WEST GERMAN MARKS. THE SAME FIRM HAS SUPPLIED EQUIPMENT TO JAPAN, INDIA AND SOUTH AFRICA, HE SAID.

    AN AIR FORCE SPOKESMAN SAID IN DJAKARTA THAT INDONESIA PLANNED TO SEND AN ORANG-UTAN INTO SPACE NEXT YEAR. HE DID NOT SAY HOW THE ORANG-UTAN - A TYPE OF APE FOUND IN SUMATRA - WOULD GET THERE.

    JAPAN HAS SUPPLIED INDONESIA WITH A NUMBER OF KAPPA 8 ROCKETS FOR SPACE RESEARCH IN RECENT MONTHS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB5017951U9QBHZZBSBJOPNVP0
    Media URN:
    VLVAB5017951U9QBHZZBSBJOPNVP0
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/12/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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