• 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

    1.
    CU KENNEDY SPEAKS. SOF "I KNOW THAT...." SOF ENDS"..... AND WE ALL EXPRESS OUR THANKS TO HIM".
    1.26

    2.
    SV KENNEDY WALKS AWAY.
    1.34

    3.
    SV FATHER AND MOTHER OF GLENN ON PLATFORM WAVING.
    1.41

    4.
    LV DITTO WAVING TO CROWD.
    1.46

    5.
    GV PAN... CROWD CLAP.
    1.57

    6.
    LV FATHER AND MOTHER OF GLENN ON PLATFORM.
    1.52

    7.
    SV WIFE OF GLENN BEING INTERVIEWED MRS. GLENN SPEAKS SOF "THE MERCURY TEAM.." ENDS "... IM HAPPY, I FEEL WONDERFUL AND PROUD.
    2.45


    TRANSCRIPT: PRESIDENT KENNEDY: "I KNOW THAT I EXPRESS THE GREAT HAPPINESS AND THANKSGIVING OF ALL OF US THAT COLONEL GLENN HAS COMPLETED HIS TRIP, AND I KNOW THAT THIS IS PARTICULARLY FELT BY MRS. GLENN AND HIS TWO CHILDREN. A FEW DAYS AGO, COLONEL GLENN CAME TO THE WHITE HOUSE AND VISITED ME, AND HE WAS - AS ARE THE OTHER ASTRONAUTS - THE KIND OF AMERICAN OF WHOM WE ARE MOST PROUD. SOME YEARS AGO, AS A MARINE PILOT, HE RACED THE SUN ACROSS THIS COUNTRY - AND LOST, AND TODAY HE WON. I ALSO WANT TO SAY A WORD FOR ALL THOSE WHO PARTICIPATED WITH COLONEL GLENN AT CANAVERAL. THEY FACED MANY DISAPPOINTMENTS AND DELAYS - THE BURDENS UPON THEM WERE GREAT - BUT THEY KEPT THEIR HEADS AND THEY MADE A JUDGEMENT, AND I THINK THEIR JUDGEMENT HAS BEEN VINDICATED. WE HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO IN THIS SPACE RACE. WE STARTED LATE. BUT HIS IS THE NEW OCEAN, AND I BELIEVE THE UNITED STATES MUST SAIL ON IT AND BE IN POSITION SECOND TO NONE. SOME YEARS - MONTHS AGO I SAID THAT I HOPED EVERY AMERICAN WOULD SERVE HIS COUNTRY. TODAY COLONEL GLENN SERVED HIS, AND WE ALL EXPRESS OUR THANKS TO HIM."



    MRS. GLENN: "THE MERCURY TEAM, AND EVERYONE, HAVE MADE THIS SUCH A SUCCESSFUL DAY. THANK YOU."



    QUESTION: "MRS. GLENN, HAVE YOU MADE ANY PLANS TO SEE YOUR HUSBAND. GOING SOUTH, PERHAPS - OR WILL YOU WAIT UNTIL HE COMES BACK HERE?"



    MRS. GLENN: "WELL, FOR THE WAY WE FELL NOW I THINK WE'LL WAIT UNTIL THEY BRING HIM BACK OR THEY SAY WE CAN GO AND SEE HIM."



    QUESTION: "MRS. GLENN, HAVE YOU HAD ANY CHANCE TO TALK TO HIM, OR DO YOU HAVE ANY PLANS TO TALK TO HIM?"



    MRS. GLENN: "NO, THERE ARE NO PLANS NOW".



    QUESTION: MRS. GLENN, YOUR HUSBAND SAID HIS CONDITION WAS EXCELLENT. HOW IS YOURS?



    MRS. GLENN: I AM HAPPY. I FEEL WONDERFUL AND PROUD.




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: 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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    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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