• Description

    New York & Washington D.C, United States of America (USA).

    Various shots of the crowds in street in New York waiting for astronaut Gordon Cooper. Various shots of the parade of troops, including American Forces march past. GV. Pan as car carrying Gordon Cooper and wife proceeds along crowd lined street with terrific ticker tape welcome. MS. American President John F. Kennedy walking down path of White House. MS. Car draws up with Gordon Cooper and his family. Various shots of President Kennedy shaking hands with Gordon Cooper and they walk off. Various shots of gathering on the steps of the White House where President Kennedy talking - natural sound. He talks on the advancement of American space flights and that by the end of the 60's America will have a man on the moon. He then presents the Astronaut 's Medal to Cooper and Cooper replies with a few words of thanks. Various shots of Gordon Cooper driving through crowded Washington streets to arrive at the Capitol. Various shots of Gordon Cooper addressing the members of American Government in the Capitol - natural sound.


    Date found in the old record - 21/05/1963. Occasional patches of natural sound and Kennedy's speech.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:49:00 / 01:43:14:00
    UN 3754 B
    Sort Number:
    UN 3754 B
  • Appears in...

    Science & Technology Religion & Politics
    picks Fact Not Fiction - Gordon Cooper Space - Gordon Cooper 1960s American Crowds Listening to Politicians
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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