• Short Summary

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

  • Description

    1.
    AIR VIEW..SPACE CAPSULE FLOATING IN SEA
    0.05

    2.
    AIR VIEW.."RETRIEVER" AT SEA
    0.15

    3.
    STV CRADLE BEING PLACED IN POSITION ON DECK
    0.20

    4.
    SCU BRIDGE WINDOW SHOWING NAME "RETRIEVER"
    0.23

    5.
    STV FLOATING CAPSULE
    0.26

    6.
    SCU TECHNICIAN
    0.29

    7.
    SV CAPSULE RAISED FROM SEA
    0.36

    8.
    SV CAPSULE SWUNG ABOARD
    0.42

    9.
    ANGLE VIEW..BOTTOM OF CAPSULE
    0.45

    10.
    STV CAPSULE LOWERED INTO POSITION ON CRADLE
    0.56



    Initials JT/NASA/WS/PC



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: 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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