• Short Summary

    THE TWO AMERICAN ASTRONAUTS, JAMES MCDIVITT AND EDWARD WHITE HELD A NEWS CONFERENCE FRIDAY (11 JUNE) AT THE MANNED SPACE CRAFT CENTRE IN HOUSTON, TEXAS.

  • Description

    1.
    LV INT. ASTRONAUTS WHITE AND McDIVITT SEATED PICTURE APPEARS ON SCREEN SHOWING WHITE LEAVING CAPSULE (SOF STARTS AFTER 9 SECS.)
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    2.
    CU WHITE (SOF)
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    MAJOR WHITE DESCRIBING HIS SPACE WALK



    TRANSCRIPT: ASTRONAUT WHITE:



    "THE DRILL WAS TO ACTUALLY FLY WITH THE GUN AND MANOEUVRE WITH THE GUN RIGHT OUT OF THE SPACECRAFT, AND WHEN I DEPARTED THE SPACECRAFT THIS TIME, THERE WAS NO PUSH OFF WHATSOEVER FROM THE SPACECRAFT. THE GUN ACTUALLY PROVIDED THE IMPULSE FOR ME TO LEAVE THE SPACECRAFT. THE FIRST TIME I TRIED TO COME OUT -- THERE I GO OUT NOW. I AM LEAVING AND IT IS UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF THE GUN. I AM TRYING TO MANOEUVRE TO MY LEFT SO I WOULD BE IN FRONT OF JIM'S WINDOW I MANOEUVRED APPROXIMATELY DOWN THE CENTRE LINE OF THE SPACECRAFT, PERHAPS STAYING JUST A LITTLE ON THE RIGHT. BUT THE GUN IS ACTUALLY PROVIDING THE IMPULSE FOR MY MANOEUVRES. I STARTED NOW A HAUL ROUND TO THE LEFT WITH THE GUN. AT THIS TIME I KNEW WE HAD SOMETHING WITH THE GUN BECAUSE THERE WAS ACTUALLY PROVIDING ME WITH AN OPPORTUNITY TO CONTROL MYSELF WHERE I WANTED TO GO OUT THERE."



    THERE WAS ABSOLUTELY NO SENSATION OF FALLING. THERE WAS A LITTLE SENSATION OF SPEED. I WAS IN THE SAME TYPE OF SENSATION THAT WE HAD IN THE CAPSULE, AND I WOULD SAY THAT IT WOULD BE VERY SIMILAR TO FLYING OVER THE EARTH AT ABOUT 20,000 FEET. THE EARTH, YOU CAN ACTUALLY SEE IT MOVING UNDERNEATH YOU. I THINK AS I STEPPED OUT I THOUGHT THAT PROBABLY THE BIGGEST THING WAS A FEELING OF ACCOMPLISHMENT, OF WANTING TO GO TO GEMINI 1-4 MISSION. I BELIEVE THIS WAS PROBABLY IN MY MIND."




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE TWO AMERICAN ASTRONAUTS, JAMES MCDIVITT AND EDWARD WHITE HELD A NEWS CONFERENCE FRIDAY (11 JUNE) AT THE MANNED SPACE CRAFT CENTRE IN HOUSTON, TEXAS. A HIGH POINT WAS MAJOR WHITE'S DESCRIPTION OF HIS "WALK IN SPACE" WHICH HE GAVE WHILE FILMS OF THE FEAT WERE PROJECTED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABM6IRQDPZ5YY6CFJLIMXDCWDC
    Media URN:
    VLVABM6IRQDPZ5YY6CFJLIMXDCWDC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/06/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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