• Short Summary

    FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE HIS RETURN FROM THREE ORBITS AROUND THE EARTH, U.S. ASTRONAUT?

  • Description

    FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE HIS RETURN FROM THREE ORBITS AROUND THE EARTH, U.S. ASTRONAUT JOHN GLENN TOLD PUBLICLY OF SOME OF HIS SPACE EXPERIENCES AT A PRESS CONFERENCE AT CAPE CANAVERAL, FEBRUARY 23.

    EARLIER IN THE DAY COLONEL GLENN RETURNED FROM THE BAHAMAS TO RECEIVE A TUMULTUOUS RECEPTION FROM THE FLORIDA CROWDS AND A MEDAL FROM PRESIDENT KENNEDY. (1109/62).

    BEFORE ANSWERING QUESTIONS FROM THE PRESSMEN, GLENN SPOKE FOR HALF AN HOUR ABOUT PROJECT MERCURY, DESCRIBING HIS SENSATIONS, ACTIONS AND IMPRESSIONS DURING THE FLIGHT. UNFORESEEN INCIDENTS INCLUDED THE APPEARANCE OF MYSTERY PARTICLES WHICH HE SAW THROUGH THE CAPSULE'S WINDOW EVERY TIME THE SUN ROSE, AND TROUBLE WHICH DEVELOPED WITH THE CAPSULE'S HEAT SHIELD.

    INTRODUCING HIM AT THE PRESS CONFERENCE WAS ROBERT GILBUTH, DIRECTOR OF PROJECT MERCURY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACCN2JULQ2WRM3Z8PTJP50POKL
    Media URN:
    VLVACCN2JULQ2WRM3Z8PTJP50POKL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/02/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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