• Short Summary

    U.S. PRESIDENT KENNEDY'S FEB 21 SALUTE TO U.S. ASTRONAUT GLENN FOR HIS "MAGNIFICENT ACHIEVEMENT" SAID?

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    LV KENNEDY WALKS TO ROSTRUM.
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    SV KENNEDY MAKES STATEMENT SOF IN.."I HAVE ONE STATEMENT. IT IS INCREASINGLY CLEAR THAT THE....." SOF OUT "..TECHNOLOGY AND HUMAN SPIRIT."
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    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ 2: PRESIDENT KENNEDY: "I HAVE ONE STATEMENT. IT IS INCREASINGLY CLEAR THAT THE IMPACT OF COLONEL GLENN'S MAGNIFICENT ACHIEVEMENT YESTERDAY GOES FAR BEYOND OUR OWN TIME AND OUR OWN COUNTRY. THE SUCCESS OF THIS FLIGHT, THE NEW KNOWLEDGE IT WILL GIVE US, AND THE NEW STEP WHICH CAN NOW BE UNDERTAKEN WILL AFFECT LIFE IN THIS PLANET FOR MANY YEARS TO COME. THIS COUNTRY HAS RECEIVED MORE THAN THIRTY MESSAGES OF CONGRATULATIONS FROM OTHER HEADS OF STATE ALL OVER THE WORLD.



    ONE OF THE MESSAGES THAT I RECEIVED WAS FROM CHAIRMAN KHRUSHCHEV IN THE SOVIET UNION SUGGESTING THAT IT WOULD BE BENEFICIAL TO THE ADVANCE OF SCIENCE IF OUR COUNTRIES COULD WORK TOGETHER IN THE EXPLORATION OF SPACE. I AM REPLYING TO HIS MESSAGE TODAY, AND IT REGARD IT AS MOST ENCOURAGING, THIS PROPOSAL FOR INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATION IN SPACE EXPLORATION INCLUDING SPECIFICALLY SOVIET - AMERICAN COOPERATION, WHICH I SPELLED OUT IN MY STATE OF THE UNION MESSAGE OF LAST YEAR AND IN MY ADDRESS TO THE UNITED NATIONS. YOU MAY RECALL THAT LAST YEAR IN JANUARY IN 1961 IN THE STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS SAID: "SPECIFICALLY I NOW INVITE ALL NATIONS INCLUDING THE SOVIET UNION TO JOIN WITH US IN DEVELOPING A WEATHER PREDICTION PROGRAMME AND IN PREPARATION FOR PROBING THE DISTANT PLANETS OF MARS AND VENUS, PROBES WHICH MAY SOME DAY UNLOCK THE DEEPEST SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE."



    WE BELIEVE THAT WHEN MEN REACH BEYOND THIS PLANET, THEY SHOULD LEAVE THEIR NATIONAL DIFFERENCES BEHIND THEM. ALL MEN WILL BENEFIT, IF WE CAN INVOKE THE WONDERS OF SCIENCE INSTEAD OF ITS TERRORS. IT HAS SAID THAT PEACE HAS ITS VICTORIES AS WELL AS WAR, AND I THINK ALL OF US CAN TAKE PRIDE AND SATISFACTION IN THIS VICTORY OF TECHNOLOGY AND IN HUMAN SPIRIT."




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    Background: U.S. PRESIDENT KENNEDY'S FEB 21 SALUTE TO U.S. ASTRONAUT GLENN FOR HIS "MAGNIFICENT ACHIEVEMENT" SAID HE REGARDED SOVIET PRIME MINISTER KHRUSHCHEV'S APPEAL FOR SPACE EXPLORATION COOPERATION AS "MOST ENCOURAGING."

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    Film ID:
    VLVACIODU8YKI2MRC39030HK4HH92
    Media URN:
    VLVACIODU8YKI2MRC39030HK4HH92
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/02/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:19:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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