• Short Summary

    BRITAIN'S FIRST CONSIGNMENT OF MOON DUST, WEIGHING A PRECIOUS THREE-AND-A-HALF OUNCES (10 GRAMMES), WAS GIVEN A POLICE ESCORT INTO LONDON TODAY FROM HEATHROW AIRPORT.

  • Description

    BRITAIN'S FIRST CONSIGNMENT OF MOON DUST, WEIGHING A PRECIOUS THREE-AND-A-HALF OUNCES (10 GRAMMES), WAS GIVEN A POLICE ESCORT INTO LONDON TODAY FROM HEATHROW AIRPORT. ACCORDING TO ONE SCIENTIST, THOSE 10 GRAMMES ARE WORTH SOMETHING IN THE REGION OF US $5-MILLION.

    THE SAMPLES, PACKED IN PLASTIC CONTAINERS INSIDE A TARTAN BAG, ARRIVED AT LONDON'S HEATHROW AIRPORT FROM THE LUNAR RECEIVING LABORATORY IN HOUSTON, TEXAS. CUSTOMS MEN ASKED TO SEE THE CONTAINERS BUT DID NOT OPEN THEM.

    AS PRESSMEN WERE SHOWN THE SAMPLES, ONE SCIENTIST QUIPPED "ALL THE PARTICLES ARE LESS THAN A MILLIMETRE IN SIZE, SO PLEASE, DON'T SNEEZE".

    SCIENTISTS IN NINE COUNTRIES HAVE BEEN LOANED PARTICLES OF THE SAME SIZE, WHICH U.S. AUTHORITIES INSIST BE GIVEN TOP-LEVEL SECURITY.

    BRITAIN'S MOON DUST IS TO BE RETURNED TO THE UNITED STATES IN ABOUT A MONTH'S TIME AFTER EXAMINATION AT SEVERAL UNIVERSITIES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAVQT9XEKGRVNM0Q10XOAJBJ6G
    Media URN:
    VLVAVQT9XEKGRVNM0Q10XOAJBJ6G
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/09/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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