• 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

    1.
    EXT INSTITUTE OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
    0.05

    2.
    SV CAR CARRYING MOON ROCK ARRIVES WITH POLICE ESCORT
    0.11

    3.
    SV SCIENTISTS OUT OF CAR
    0.16

    4.
    SV MOON ROCK SAMPLES BAG
    0.17

    5.
    GV INT. PRESS WAIT FOR UNVEILING OF SAMPLES
    0.21

    6.
    CU POLICEMAN
    0.24

    7.
    LV ZOOM INTO SV SAMPLE CONTAINERS UNVEILED AND ON DISPLAY
    0.29

    8.
    SV & CU SAMPLES WITH DESTINATION CARDS
    0.37

    9.
    SV POLICE GUARD SAMPLES
    0.42

    10.
    SV PHOTOGRAPHERS
    0.43

    11.
    CU ZOOM OUT TO SV SCIENTISTS POSE WITH BAG
    0.48

    12.
    SV PHOTOGRAPHERS
    0.51

    13.
    SV & GV SCIENTISTS POSE WITH SAMPLES
    0.59



    Initials TS/V/BOB/MH



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: 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.

  • Tags

  • Data

    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

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment