• Short Summary

    ASTRONAUTS GORDON COOPER AND CHARLES CONRAD ARE REPORTED TO BE WELL AS THEIR SPACECRAFT GEMINI FIVE GOES INTO A FIFTH DAY OF ORBIT AROUND THE EARTH.

  • Description


    CAM AND JAN COOPER WITH THEIR FRIENDS GOING TO SWIMMING POOL, AND MRS. ARMSTRONG INSTRUCTING THEM IN THE POOL.




    Initials DE/N-POOL/JH/BB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: ASTRONAUTS GORDON COOPER AND CHARLES CONRAD ARE REPORTED TO BE WELL AS THEIR SPACECRAFT GEMINI FIVE GOES INTO A FIFTH DAY OF ORBIT AROUND THE EARTH. IN TEXAS, THE TWO DAUGHTERS OF ASTRONAUT COOPER SEEM UNWORRIED BY THEIR FATHER'S TRIP. ON MONDAY CAM AND JAN COOPER JOINED SOME OF THEIR FRIENDS AT A LOCAL SWIMMING POOL TO ATTEND A SWIMMING CLASS. IT WAS QUITE A SPACE-AGE AFFAIR: THEIR TUTOR WAS MRS. NEIL ARMSTRONG, WHOSE HUSBAND IS ANOTHER OF THE UNITED STATES ASTRONAUT TEAM.

    CAM IS THE ELDER OF THE TWO. SHE IS SIXTEEN AND HAS LONG HAIR. SHE IS SHORTER THAN HER YOUNGER SISTER, AND CAME TO THE POOL WEARING A TWO COLOUR, ONE PIECE SWIMSUIT. JAN IS 15 -- HAS SHORT HAIR. SHE WORE A TWO PIECE SUIT.

    THE GIRLS ARE BEING FOLLOWED EVERYWHERE THEY GO BY NEWSMEN ANXIOUS TO DISCOVER HOW THEY ARE REACTING TO CONDITIONS THAT FEW OTHER CHILDREN HAVE HAD TO FACE. BUT THE COOPER GIRLS ARE QUITE USED TO THESE EXCLUSIVELY SPACE-AGE CONDITIONS. THEY HAVE BEEN THROUGH IT ALL BEFORE, WHEN THEIR FATHER SPENT MORE THAN 34 HOURS ORBITING THE EARTH IN HIS MERCURY CAPSULE IN 1963.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD42VLY19QDV951WXLMWCICCUN
    Media URN:
    VLVAD42VLY19QDV951WXLMWCICCUN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/08/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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