• Short Summary

    AN ARMY OF NEWSPAPER, TELEVISION AND RADIO NEWSMEN HAS DESCENDED ON CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA...FOR THE?

  • Description

    AN ARMY OF NEWSPAPER, TELEVISION AND RADIO NEWSMEN HAS DESCENDED ON CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA...FOR THE SCHEDULED LAUNCH MAY 14 OF AMERICA'S FIRST 22-ORBIT ASTRONAUT.N4 NEWS MEDIA IN THE UNITED STATES AND FROM A LARGE NUMBER OF FOREIGN COUNTRIES ARE SPENDING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO STAFF COVERAGE OF THE LIFT-OFF OF AIR FORCE MAJOR L.GORDON COOPER DOZENS OF HUGE TRAILERS HOUSING ALL MANNER OF ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT OCCUPY THE PRESS SITE AT CANAVERAL.

    SINCE THE ACCELERATION OF THE UNITED STATES' SPACE PROGRAMME IN THE LAST HALF DOZEN YEARS-CAPE CANAVERAL, COCOA BEACH AND THEIR ENVIRONS HAVE BECAME A VIRTUAL BOOM TOWN.THERE HAS BEEN AN INVASION OF THOUSANDS OF ARMED FORCES PERSONNEL AND THEIR DEPENDENTS, ROCKET AND MISSILE SCIENTISTS AND TECHNICIAN.SOME OF THE AREA HAS TAKEN ON A HONKY-TONK ATMOSPHERE...GAUDILY-LIGHTED METALS AND RESTAURANTS HAVE BLOTTED OUT MUCH OF THE FORMER NATURAL BEAUTY OF THE SOUTHERN FLORIDA COAST.

    LAUNCH PAD AT CANAVERAL; PRESS TRAILERS, INCLUDING N-B-C VAN; PRESS TENT; MERCURY CONTROL NEWS CENTER; AN ASSOCIATED PRESS MACHINE, SHOT OF BANK, SHOTS OF MOTEL NEON SIGNS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABIKIK9BDBGXO0YHRL8LVD308A
    Media URN:
    VLVABIKIK9BDBGXO0YHRL8LVD308A
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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