The Apollo 15 astronauts - David Scott, James Irwin and Alfred Worden - were driven through some man-made canyons on Tuesday (24th August) as guests of honour for a New York ticket-tape parade.
SCU Banner "Welcome Apollo 15 Astronauts"
SV Mayor Lindsay arrives at parade site
SV Sign for fifth Avenue
SV Mayor Lindsay and astronauts in open car (3 shots)
SV Car through streets with astronauts and Mayor waving to crowds (3 shots)
GV Streamers being thrown from skyscraper
SV & GV Motorcade through streets (4 shots)
GV Streamers from skyscrapers on to motorcade
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Background: The Apollo 15 astronauts - David Scott, James Irwin and Alfred Worden - were driven through some man-made canyons on Tuesday (24th August) as guests of honour for a New York ticket-tape parade. The astronauts were greeted by hundreds of thousands of people along Fifth Avenue as they rode in an open car shared by Mayor John Lindsay. Ticker-tape and streamers rained down on the motorcade - a traditional honour bestowed on the nation's heroes.
The astronauts, having completed the bulk of their extensive debriefing sessions, are presently on a tour of major American cities. At a National Press Club luncheon in Washington on Monday, David Scott said he looked forward to U.S. - Soviet co-operation in space exploration.
This film was telerecorded from a joint VISNEWS - N.B.C. satellite from New York.