• Short Summary

    MINUTES AFTER COLONEL JOHN GLENN HAD BEEN SAFELY RECOVERED FOLLOWING HIS SUCCESSFUL TRI-ORBITAL SPACE FLIGHT, PRESIDENT KENNEDY CAME OUT INTO THE WHITE HOUSE ROSE GARDEN FEB. 20 TO MAKE A STATEMENT ON THE FLIGHT TO ASSEMBLED NEWS CORRESPONDENTS.

  • Description

    MINUTES AFTER COLONEL JOHN GLENN HAD BEEN SAFELY RECOVERED FOLLOWING HIS SUCCESSFUL TRI-ORBITAL SPACE FLIGHT, PRESIDENT KENNEDY CAME OUT INTO THE WHITE HOUSE ROSE GARDEN FEB. 20 TO MAKE A STATEMENT ON THE FLIGHT TO ASSEMBLED NEWS CORRESPONDENTS. LOOKING DELIGHTED, THE PRESIDENT SAID:-
    DELIGHTED AT THEIR SON'S SUCCESS, MR. AND MRS. JOHN GLENN SENIOR LOOKED JUBILANT BUT A LITTLE OVERWHELMED AT THE RECEPTION THEY RECEIVED FROM HUNDREDS OF NEWSMEN AND LOCAL PEOPLE WHO HAD PACKED THE GYMNASIUM OF MUSKINGUM COLLEGE AT CONCORD, OHIO - COLONEL GLENN'S HOME-TOWN - FOR A PRESS CONFERENCE.

    BUT THE MOST DELIGHTED OF THEM ALL, NATURALLY, WAS COLONEL GLENN'S WIFE, AND SHE EXPRESSED HER JOY AT HER HUSBAND'S TRIUMPH AND HIS SAFE RETURN TO REPORTERS WHO HAD CAMPED ON THE LAWN OF THE ASTRONAUT'S HOME AT ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA, SINCE THE DAY BEFORE THE FLIGHT. STAMMERING WITH EXCITEMENT, MRS GLENN FIRST THANKED THE "PROJECT MERCURY" TEAM AND ALL CONCERNED WITH AMERICA'S "MAN IN SPACE" PROGRAMME:-

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABILBGV2FLW7I7G4RTWF5XJQ44
    Media URN:
    VLVABILBGV2FLW7I7G4RTWF5XJQ44
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/02/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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