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    SOVIET COSMONAUT GEORGY BEREGOVOI KEPT A SECOND SPACE RENDEZVOUS TODAY (SUNDAY) WITH THE UNMANNED SOYUZ-2 SPACECRAFT.

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    SOVIET COSMONAUT GEORGY BEREGOVOI KEPT A SECOND SPACE RENDEZVOUS TODAY (SUNDAY) WITH THE UNMANNED SOYUZ-2 SPACECRAFT. THE SOVIET UNION HAS TAKEN UNPRECEDENTED ACTION IN RELEASING OFFICIAL FILM OF THE LAUNCHING OF COSMONAUT BEREGOVOI IN HIS SOYUZ-3 SPACECRAFT ALMOST IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE ACTUAL EVENT.

    THE OFFICIAL TASS NEWS AGENCY SAID COLONEL BEREGOVOI TODAY REPEATED YESTERDAY'S MANOEUVRES IN WHICH HE BROUGHT HIS SOYUZ-3 CRAFT CLOSE TO SOYUZ-2. SOYUZ 3, WITH COLONEL BEREGOVOI ABOARD WAS LAUNCHED INTO SPACE ON SATURDAY, A DAY AFTER SOYUZ 2 HAD BEEN PUT IN ORBIT FROM THE SOVIET COSMODROME CONTROL CENTRE A BAIKONUR, IN SOVIET CENTRAL ASIA.

    BEREGOVOI GOES INTO HIS THIRD DAY IN SPACE TOMORROW AS SPECULATION GROWS ABOUT WHETHER THE SOVIET UNION WILL SEND MORE COSMONAUTS INTO SPACE TO JOIN HIM. THE 47-YEAR-OLD BEREGOVOI, WHO IS THE OLDEST MAN TO BE PUT INTO ORBIT SO FAR, HAS SAID HIS FLIGHT IS BEING CARRIED OUT IN HONOUR OF THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SOVIET YOUNG COMMUNISTS LEAGUE AND THE 51ST ANNIVERSARY OF THE BOLSHEVIK REVOLUTION.

    AFTER HE HAD BEEN NEARLY 24 HOURS IN SPACE AND HAD COMPLETED 16 ORBITS BEREGOVOI SENT A MESSAGE TO GROUND CONTROLLERS -- "THE FLIGHT IS PROCEEDING NORMALLY -- I FEEL FINE."

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD8POB5BE10DHLWWOEUV781JQ0
    Media URN:
    VLVAD8POB5BE10DHLWWOEUV781JQ0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/10/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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