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    BCU. SIR BERNARD LOVELL SPEAKING



    TRANSCRIPT: SIR BERNARD LOVELL: SOF: "THEY'RE EXCELLENT & DECENT, AS GOOD AS THE JUNE 9th ONES, & THE SEQUENCE WE HAD TODAY, COMBINED THOSE WE RECEIVED YESTERDAY, APPEARED TO COMPLETE THE PANORAMA OF 180 DEGREES OF LUNAR SURFACE. AS A MATTER OF FACT - THOSE OBTAINED YESTERDAY WERE MAINLY NOTABLE FOR THE MARVELLOUS SHADOW OF THE LUNIK - LONG SHADOW WHICH WERE CAST BY THE SUN LOW ON THE LUNAR HORIZON SHOWING THE ANTENNAE OF THE LUNIK LOOKING IN SHADOW RATHER LIKE A SHEPHERD'S CROOK ON THE MOON. TODAY THE REST OF THE PANORAMA HAS BEEN MORE INTELLIGIBLE ITSELF - GREAT DETAILS OF THE ROCKS AND OF THE SURFACE & ALSO SOME BITS & PIECES OF WHAT ARE PRESUMABLY A ROCKET MOTOR."



    INTERVIEWER: "HOW SIGNIFICANT IS IT THAT THE RUSSIANS HAVE NOW APPARENTLY SUCCEEDED IN DRILLING INTO THE MOON?"



    LOVELL: "THIS WAS VIEWED FIRST TIME WITH ANYTHING OTHER THAN PHOTOGRAPHS - AND PHOTOGRAPHS - BOTH AMERICAN & RUSSIAN - THOUGH EXCELLENT, HAVE REALLY NOT SETTLED THE VIOLENT ARGUMENTS THAT HAVE BEEN GOING ON ABOUT THE NATURE OF THE LUNAR SURFACE & THIS IS THE FIRST STEP, TESTING THE HARDNESS & SOME DEVICE FOR MEASURING THE ACTUAL DENSITY OF LUNAR MATERIAL. THESE RESULTS, IF THEY COME BACK, SHOULD BE VERY IMPORTANT."



    INTERVIEWER: "BOTH THE RUSSIAN & AMERICANS HAVE SUCCEEDED IN SOFT LANDINGS ON THE MOON. IS THIS THEN THE CURTAINRAISER TO A SPECTACULAR YEAR IN SPACE?"



    LOVELL: "I THINK SO, YES - PARTICULARLY THE RUSSIANS. THE RUSSIANS ARE GOING TO BEAT THE AMERICANS & I THINK 1967 IS GOING TO REVEAL THEIR INTENTIONS. IF THEIR INTENTION IS TO BEAT THE AMERICANS, THEN I CAN SEE SOME QUITE SPECTACULAR DEVELOPMENT."




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    Film ID:
    VLVA3V7D4HVMCZZRLE0RD5AVHSXI1
    Media URN:
    VLVA3V7D4HVMCZZRLE0RD5AVHSXI1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/12/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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