• Short Summary

    The world's first spaceman, Major Yuri Gagarin of the Soviet Union, met a tumultuous display of enthusiasm for his feat in Prague, Czechoslovakia, when he arrived April 28 for a two-day visit.

  • Description

    The world's first spaceman, Major Yuri Gagarin of the Soviet Union, met a tumultuous display of enthusiasm for his feat in Prague, Czechoslovakia, when he arrived April 28 for a two-day visit.

    A half-million Czechs thronged the City to greet him. After a "State" drive in an open car, Gagarin visited an engineering factory for a mass demonstration staged in his honour.

    The Major's visit to Prague was his first visit to countries outside the Soviet Union and was at the invitation of the Czechoslovak Communist Party.

    Spacenote from the U.S. the same day: A Mercury space capsule was fired from a rocket, April 28, in a final test before a live U.S. astronaut goes into space next week.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEUYPGN5WAII0XEVIWT12E1N60
    Media URN:
    VLVAEUYPGN5WAII0XEVIWT12E1N60
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/04/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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