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    1.
    CU.Reporter (2 shots)
    7 ft

    2.
    SCU.PAN.Down. Mooncraft Surveyor III
    13 ft

    3.
    Diagram of Surveyor's bouncing movements on landing on moon's surface
    24 ft

    4.
    SCU.Pictures of moon
    30 ft

    5.
    CU.Reporter
    40 ft


    TRANSCRIPT: SURVEYOR III CAME IN LESS THAN 3 MILES FROM ITS TARGET IN THE OCEAN OF STORMS OF THE MOON. SMALL ENGINES WERE TO TURN OFF 14 FEET ABOVE THE SURFACE-THEY DIDN'T, PROBABLY BECAUSE THE CRAFT WAS COMBING INTO A CRATER AND THE CRATER EDGE CONFUSED ITS RADAR. WITH ENGINES STILL BURNING & STABILIZERS TO ALL AND PURPOSES...,SURVEYOR WAS WEIGHTLESS AND SO IT BOUNCED, UP TO ABOUT 35 ft AND TOUCHED DOWN SOME 20 ft AWAY, BOUNCED A SECOND TIME TO ABOUT 11 ft AND TOUCHED DOWN 8 ft AWAY, AND THEN BOUNCED STILL A THIRD TIME, A DISTANCE OF PERHAPS A FOOT. THE ENGINES TURNED OFF JUST BEFORE THE LAST LANDING, THE SLOPES GOING AWAY FROM THE CRATER, THE SIDES OF THE WHOLE ESTIMATED AT ABOUT 150 ft ACROSS, 20 ft DEEP WITH THE THREE LEGGED MACHINE ON ONE OF THE WALLS AT A SLANT OF ABOUT 10 DEGREES. THE FEAR THAT SURVEYOR WAS USING TOO MUCH ELECTRICAL POWER, LATER IT WAS DECIDED THAT IF WAS NO PROBLEM, THEY WERE ONLY GETTING FAULTY READINGS. SO SURVEYOR III IS IN GOOD SHAPE, READY TO SEND BACK BETTER PICTURES THIS EVENING & PERHAPS TO SUE ITS LITTLE SCOOP SHOVEL LATER TONIGHT.




    Initials RR/VW


    THIS SHOTLIST IS INTENDED AS A GUIDE ONLY

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2DJAIW75OM0LQHIGT4NC0TFL3
    Media URN:
    VLVA2DJAIW75OM0LQHIGT4NC0TFL3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/04/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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