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    GENERAL DWIGHT EISENHOWER, THE 71-YEAR-OLD FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, NEARING THE END OF HIS SIX-DAY STAY IN LONDON, GAVE A PRESS CONFERENCE AT HIS HOLIDAY HOTEL, THE SAVOY, ON AUG 15 FOR A DIRECT TRANSMISSION BY THE SPACE COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE, TELSTAR, TO TELEVISIONS VIEWERS IN AMERICA.

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    GENERAL DWIGHT EISENHOWER, THE 71-YEAR-OLD FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, NEARING THE END OF HIS SIX-DAY STAY IN LONDON, GAVE A PRESS CONFERENCE AT HIS HOLIDAY HOTEL, THE SAVOY, ON AUG 15 FOR A DIRECT TRANSMISSION BY THE SPACE COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE, TELSTAR, TO TELEVISIONS VIEWERS IN AMERICA.

    LONDON'S TELEVISION CAMERAS, COMBINED FOR THE OPERATION, SENT THEIR PICTURES TO GOONHILLY DOWN, THE BRITISH POST OFFICE TRANSMITTER IN CORNWALL ON THE SOUTHWEST TIPS OF ENGLAND TO THE AMERICAN TELSTAR ORBITING AT SOME 3,000 MILES ABOVE THE EARTH AT 18,000 MILES AN HOUR. THE AMERICAN RECEIVING STATION AT ANDOVER, MAINE, PICKED UP THE TRANSMISSION FOR THE TELEVISION NETWORKS. BUT ALTHOUGH THE PICTURE CAME OVER WELL AN "UNFORTUNATE TECHNICAL HITCH" IN LONDON PREVENTED ANY SOUND REACHING AMERICA.

    HOWEVER, THE 100 REPORTERS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS PRESENT HEARD THE GENERAL ANSWER QUESTIONS ON RUSSIA'S SPACE EFFORTS AND THE COMMON MARKET. HE WAS ASKED: "DO YOU THINK THAT RUSSIA'S SPACE FEAT IS NOW A THREAT TO AMERICA?":

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    Film ID:
    VLVACZ6ZQEP3W1R7U64WNB57QOO20
    Media URN:
    VLVACZ6ZQEP3W1R7U64WNB57QOO20
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/08/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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