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  • Short Summary

    LadyBird Johnson touring the Marshall Space Flight Centre in Huntsville, Alabama with Linda.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    Huntsville, Alabama, United States of America / USA

    MS Out of plane window of propeller turning during flight. Various shots inside the small plane First Lady Mrs LadyBird Johnson, wife of US President Johnson chats to newswomen during flight. MS Mrs Johnson gazes out of plane window into space. Aerial view of the ground through hazy clouds.

    Various shots during her visit to the Marshall Space Flight Centre in Huntsville, Mrs Johnson looks over some of the machines, rockets and space capsule used in space research, she is here to be briefed on progress of Saturn Five. Half way through the tour, she is asked by rocket scientist Wernher von Braun to wear the uniform steel helmet for her tour which she looks a little reluctant to put on. For lunch she joins fifty of her Alabama relatives who she has invited for the visit, for lunch. She goes and watches test firings of booster rocket from behind a protective wall accompanied by NASA administrator, James Webb. MS Mrs Johnson waves from the steps of her plane before leaving. She was accompanied by her daughter Linda Bird Johnson on the tour.

    Note: Date on original record: 20/03/1964.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    3163.10
    Media URN:
    88890
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1964
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:22:00 / 01:19:33:00
    Canister:
    UN 3877 A

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