• Short Summary

    American astronauts, Virgil "Gus" brissom and John Young, were both recovered from their space capsule after 3 orbits of the earth on Tuesday, March 23, 1965.

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    Capsule bobbing in water
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    2.
    Capsule in water
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    Helicopters hovering over capsule
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    4.
    Putting collar on capsule
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    Helicopter hovering even capsule, line hanging from helicopter to capsule
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    Frogmen and capsule
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    Helicopter lands on carrier "Intrepid"
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    Crew of ship on upper decks
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    Grissom and Young out of helicopter, surrounded by ship's officers, then walk into cabin
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    Cutaway - Ship's officers and technicians
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    Grissom on phone
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    Young sits beside Grissom
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    13.
    Grissom on phone
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    Background: American astronauts, Virgil "Gus" brissom and John Young, were both recovered from their space capsule after 3 orbits of the earth on Tuesday, March 23, 1965.

    After an 81-thousand mile trip around the earth, three times in orbit, the American space ship Molly Brown splashed down in the water off the Bahamas Islands in the Atlantic.The landing in the Atlantic came at 2:13 PM Tuesday, March 23.The astronauts, Grissom and Young had maneuvered their craft during the 4-hour and 51-minute flight.

    The two took off their space suits in the hot tropics while waiting one hour to be picked up.The craft landed 50-miles away from its intended touchdown point.

    Helicopters picket them up and the space craft was then picked up and returned, also to the U.S.Navy carrier "Intrepid".

    Later, doctors examined the pair and said they were in excellent health.Once on the Intrepid, both Grissom and Young talked with President Lyadon Johnson who called them via radio-telephone from the White House.The President invited them to Washington on Friday.26 March.They accepted.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6CCQH4NIG97G2RI0J5HCAEE4T
    Media URN:
    VLVA6CCQH4NIG97G2RI0J5HCAEE4T
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/03/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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