• Short Summary

    AN ARMY LANDING CRAFT HAS BEEN CONVERTED BY AMERICAN SPACE OFFICIALS INTO A VESSEL FOR RECOVERING SPACE CAPSULES.

  • Description

    AN ARMY LANDING CRAFT HAS BEEN CONVERTED BY AMERICAN SPACE OFFICIALS INTO A VESSEL FOR RECOVERING SPACE CAPSULES. THE NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION HAS BEEN TESTING THE LAND-AND-WATER CRAFT - APTLY NAME "RETRIEVER" - OFF THE TEXAS COAST.

    A MODEL OF THE APOLLO CAPSULE - WITH WHICH IT IS HOPED TO PUT TWO MEN ON THE MOON - WAS FISHED OUT OF THE WATER BY A SPECIAL WINCH AND LIFTED ON TO A CRADLE ON THE DECK.

    "RETRIEVER" WILL ALSO BE USED TO RECOVER OTHER SPACECRAFT FROM THE WATER. THE 115-FOOT (35-METRE) DROP-STERN CAN BE MODIFIED TO ENABLE OBJECTS, TOO HEAVY FOR THE WINCH, TO BE HAULED BODILY FROM THE WATER.

    THE VESSEL AND HER 12-MAN CREW CAN OPERATE AT SEA FOR FIVE DAYS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAC0U6QLEESD36XKI7KUL3PDV7M
    Media URN:
    VLVAC0U6QLEESD36XKI7KUL3PDV7M
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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