• Short Summary

    RUSSIA'S TWO LATEST SPACEMEN - MAJOR NIKOLAYEV AND LT. COL. POPOVICH - TOLD THEIR STORY?

  • Description

    RUSSIA'S TWO LATEST SPACEMEN - MAJOR NIKOLAYEV AND LT. COL. POPOVICH - TOLD THEIR STORY TO THE PRESS IN MOSCOW TODAY. HUNDREDS OF CORRESPONDENTS AND CAMERAMEN FROM MANY COUNTRIES CROWDED INTO THE MAIN HALL OF MOSCOW UNIVERSITY TO PUT QUESTIONS TO THEM, AND THE REPLIES WERE TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH.

    THE SPACEMEN REVEALED THAT, CONTRARY TO PREVIOUS REPORTS, THEY COMPLETED THEIR RETURN JOURNEY TO EARTH BY PARACHUTE; THEY DID NOT LAND IN THE SPACECRAFT. THEY SAID THE SPACE-SHIPS WEIGHED ABOUT FIVE TONS; THEY DID NOT ATTEMPT TO RENDEZVOUS IN SPACE, BUT THEY DID APPROACH WITHIN THREE MILES OF EACH OTHER.

    THE PRESS CONFERENCE WAS BROADCAST LIVE OTHER EUROVISION, AND OUR FILM IS A TELERECORDING IN LONDON OF PART OF IT. IT SHOWS THE ARRIVAL OF THE SPACEMEN IN THE HALL WITH ONE OF RUSSIA'S LEADING SPACE SCIENTISTS, WHO INTRODUCES THEM TO THE CORRESPONDENTS. ONE OF THE SPACEMEN SHOWS THE CROWD THE MEDAL TSOLOKOVSKY GOLD MEDAL, NAMED AFTER THE FORERUNNER OF RUSSIA'S SPACE SCIENTISTS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACKLFPLX2LL1554ZTK895F0UW
    Media URN:
    VLVACKLFPLX2LL1554ZTK895F0UW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/08/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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