Soviet space achievements -- brought up to date by the success of the Salyut space laboratory -- have been unveiled for the Egyptian people.
GV Vostok space craft TILT DOWN to two children
CU Children looking up
GV & CU PULL BACK pothole in nose
SV People looking at pictures
SCU Arab boys looking at second satellite
SCU Model of Laika
CU Portrait of Yuri Gagarin and man looking on (2 shots)
GV & CU Luna 9
GV& CU Electron One
GV & CU Electron Two
CU PULL BACK Luna Three
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Background: Soviet space achievements -- brought up to date by the success of the Salyut space laboratory -- have been unveiled for the Egyptian people. An exhibition mounted in the Ministry of Culture traces Soviet space technology from its beginnings. The loan of the exhibition is a result of President Podgorny's recent visit to Cairo.
SYNOPSIS: Vostok, the Soviet capsule that carried the first man into space, is a star attraction for Egyptian youngsters in Cairo. While the latest Salyut space laboratory was continuing to make history at the weekend. a retrospect of earlier Soviet achievements in space went on show at the Egyptian Ministry of Culture in Cairo.
A special place for the space dog Laika amongst all the hardware....
.....and for Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space aboard Vostok.
Luna-Nine softlanded on the Moon in 1966, transmitting photographs and statistics back to earth. The whole exhibition, on loan to Egyptian authorities, is a result of President Podgorny's recent visit to Cairo, during which the Soviet Union and the Egyptian signed a new fifteen-year agreement.