• Short Summary

    THE THREE SOVIET COSMONAUTS WHO RETURNED TO EARTH YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) IN THE SOYUZ 4 SPACE CRAFT WENT STRAIGHT FROM THE LANDING SITE TO THE BAIKONUR COSMODROME FOR MEDICAL CHECK UPS AND A PRESS CONFERENCE.

  • Description

    THE THREE SOVIET COSMONAUTS WHO RETURNED TO EARTH YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) IN THE SOYUZ 4 SPACE CRAFT WENT STRAIGHT FROM THE LANDING SITE TO THE BAIKONUR COSMODROME FOR MEDICAL CHECK UPS AND A PRESS CONFERENCE.

    SOYUZ 4 CAME DOWN BY A NEWLY DEVELOPED SOVIET SOFT LANDING SYSTEM USING PARACHUTES AND RETRO-ENGINES. A BRAKING ENGINE WAS USED TO KICK THE SPACE CRAFT OUT OF ORBIT. THE RETURN, IN 35 DEGREES CENTIGRADE OF FROST WAS ONE OF THE MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE FLIGHT.

    THE COSMONAUTS, COLONEL VLADIMIR SHATALOV AND COLONEL YEVGENY KHRUNOV AND CIVILIAN SCIENTIST ALEXEI YELISEYEV. TRAVELLED FROM THE LANDING SITE BY HELICOPTER. THEY WORE FUR COATS AND HATS FOR THE MOTORCADE TO THE COSMODROME.

    AT BAIKONUR, AFTER BEING PRONOUNCED FIT BY A PRELIMINARY MEDICAL CHECK UP, THEY MET SCIENTISTS AND JOURNALISTS.

    AFTER THEIR DEBRIEFING AT BAIKONUR, THE THREE COSMONAUTS, WITH COLONEL VOLYNOV WHOSE SOYUZ 5 SUCCESSFULLY SOFT LANDED TODAY, ARE EXPECTED TO GO TO MOSCOW.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEVLFKFAO21DTQ5O7JZSTK5NE7
    Media URN:
    VLVAEVLFKFAO21DTQ5O7JZSTK5NE7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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