• Short Summary

    THE SUCCESSFUL APOLLO 10 SPACE MISSION TO THE MOON AND BACK HAS BEEN SEEN WITH -- PARTICULARLY INTEREST BY CZECHOSLOVAKIA, AS ONE OF THE TWO MEN WHO RODE THE "MOON BUG" CLOSE TO THE LUNAR SURFACE LAST WEEK BEARS A CZECHOSLOVAK NAME, CERNAN.

  • Description


    PHOTO OF CERNAN'S GRANDPARENTS; VYSOKA COUNTRYSIDE; BIRTH REGISTER; TOMBSTONE; CERNAN'S RELATIVES; CERNAN'S MOTHER WATCHING TV AND INTERVIEWED. (SOF)



    TRANSCRIPT: SMART: "DID YOU HAVE ANY ANXIOUS MOMENTS DURING SPLASH DOWN OR PRECEDING IT?"



    MRS. CERNAN: "WELL, I DID KIND OF HOPE THEY'D SPLASH DOWN REAL SAFE. THE RE-ENTRY IS WHAT BOTHERED ME A LITTLE BIT, BUT THEY DID THAT REAL GOOD. THAT'S TOM (STAFFORD) TALKING. HE SOUNDS SO EXCITED THERE."



    SMART: "THAT'S YOUR BOY NOW, RIGHT?"



    MRS. CERNAN: "YEH. THERE HE IS."



    SMART: "CERTAINLY YOU DO HAVE SOME CLEAR PICTURES HERE, DON'T YOU?"



    MRS. CERNAN: "YEH, THEY ARE WONDERFUL."



    SMART: "HOW'S HE LOOK?"



    MRS. CERNAN: "HE LOOKS GOOD TO ME -- IF HE'D GAIN A LITTLE MORE WEIGHT. I THINK HE'S A LITTLE TOO THIN, BUT THEY MADE HIM LOSE WEIGHT FOR THIS."




    Initials GL/O-N/PN/SC



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE SUCCESSFUL APOLLO 10 SPACE MISSION TO THE MOON AND BACK HAS BEEN SEEN WITH -- PARTICULARLY INTEREST BY CZECHOSLOVAKIA, AS ONE OF THE TWO MEN WHO RODE THE "MOON BUG" CLOSE TO THE LUNAR SURFACE LAST WEEK BEARS A CZECHOSLOVAK NAME, CERNAN. PRAGUE TV WENT TO THE LITTLE VILLAGE OF VYSOKA NAD KYSUCOU IN NORTHWESTERN SLOVAKIA TO FIND THE BIRTHPLACE OF EUGENE CERNAN'S GRANDFATHER, WHO LEFT HIS NATIVE COUNTRY TO SETTLE IN CHICAGO.

    AS EUGENE CERNAN WHIRLED THROUGH SPACE, CZECHOSLOVAKIAN VIEWERS SAW THESE PICTURES BROUGHT BACK FROM THE VILLAGE WHERE HIS RELATIVES STILL LIVE.

    MEANWHILE, CERNAN'S MOTHER WATCHED HER SON AND HIS SPACE COMRADES SPLASH DOWN SAFELY IN THE PACIFIC ON MONDAY (26 MAY), ON TELEVISION IN HER HOME AT BELLWOOD, A SUBURB OF CHICAGO. WITH HER WAS TV REPORTER RED SMART.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF4TIPWTXEDJ7BW75LJHJ64977
    Media URN:
    VLVAF4TIPWTXEDJ7BW75LJHJ64977
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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