• Short Summary

    America's astronauts are safely down. After nearly seventy-two-and-a-half hours in space Gemini Nine splashed into?

  • Description

    America's astronauts are safely down. After nearly seventy-two-and-a-half hours in space Gemini Nine splashed into the sea few seconds after three-o'clock this afternoon right on target and only a mile-and-half from the waiting aircraft carrier "Wasp". An American commentator described the start of the recovery operation which went exactly as it had been filmed on rehearsal.

    The splash down was watched by viewer all over America from cameras aboard the aircraft carrier as Wasp moved alongside the spacecraft. Naval foremen, dropped from helicopters, fixed a buoyant collar around Gemini to help it stay afloat. It was nearly an hour after splash down before astronauts Thomas Stafford and Eugen Cernan stepped out of the spacecraft aboard the aircraft carrier.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADUEERTNEVP930WU8OQ11V4K4G
    Media URN:
    VLVADUEERTNEVP930WU8OQ11V4K4G
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/06/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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