• Short Summary

    U.S.ASTRONAUT GORDON COOPER BROUGHT HIS SPACECRAFT DOWN IN THE PLANNED RECOVERY ZONE, MAY 16 AFTER?

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    U.S.ASTRONAUT GORDON COOPER BROUGHT HIS SPACECRAFT DOWN IN THE PLANNED RECOVERY ZONE, MAY 16 AFTER HIS 2-ORBIT TRIP THROUGH SPACE.HIS CAPSULE "FAITH 7" SPLASHED DOWN IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN ABOUT FOUR MILES FROM THE US AIRCRAFT CARRIER KEARSAGE, FLAGSHIP OF THE PACIFIC OCEAN RECOVERY FLEET.FROGMEN DROPPED FROM A HELICOPTER AND FASTENED A FLOTATION BELT AROUND THE CAPSULE, IT WAS HAULED ALONGSIDE THE CARRIER BY A SMALL COAT, THEN HOISTED ABOARD.

    COOPER BLEW OUT THE HATCH COVER IN THE CAPSULE AND WAS FIRST EXAMINED BY DOCTORS WHILE INSIDE HIS CAPSULE AND THEN HELPED ONTO THE DECK OF THE CARRIER.THE ASTRONAUT WAS TAKEN IMMEDIATELY TO THE CARRIER'S SICK SAY FOR PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS.THERE HE GOT A TELEPHONE CALL FROM PRESIDENT KENNEDY, CONGRATULATING HIM ON THE FLIGHT.AND HE DRANK HIS FILL OF FRUIT JUICE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC38KE30FSTWULG82ARHRKAHZL
    Media URN:
    VLVAC38KE30FSTWULG82ARHRKAHZL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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