• Short Summary

    Commander Alan Shepard, who rocketed to 115-piles May 5 aboard a "Radstone" missile, told a Washington press conference May 8 that he is ready to ride a rocket into orbit without a further up-and-down flight.

  • Description

    Commander Alan Shepard, who rocketed to 115-piles May 5 aboard a "Radstone" missile, told a Washington press conference May 8 that he is ready to ride a rocket into orbit without a further up-and-down flight. With him on the platform were his six fellow astronauts and scientists of the National Aeronautical Space Administration.

    Shepard making statement.

    Earlier, he had been re-united with his wife, Louise, for the first time since two weeks before the flight; had been flown by helicopter to the White House where President Kennedy awarded him the rare Distinguished Service Medal of N.A.S.A.; and had been acclaimed by scores of thousands of cheering people as he drove to the press conference.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABNZ78QKHBX1EIL9VEU1A7PQW8
    Media URN:
    VLVABNZ78QKHBX1EIL9VEU1A7PQW8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/05/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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