• Short Summary

    THE APOLLO 12 ASTRONAUTS GAVE THEIR FIRST EVER PRESS CONFERENCE FROM SPACE, AS THEY SPED ON THEIR WAY BACK TO EARTH ON MONDAY (NOVEMBER 24).

  • Description


    CONTROL AT HOUSTON; ASTRONAUTS ANSWERING QUESTION. (SOF)



    TRANSCRIPT: QUESTION: "SOME PEOPLE THINK MAYBE YOU WERE ON AN OXYGEN HIGH. WERE YOU? AND FOR BOTH YOU AND AL, HOW DID IT FEEL, SUBJECTIVELY, TO BE OUT THERE?"



    ANSWER: "I WAS VERY HAPPY, BUT I WASN'T ON AN OXYGEN HIGH. I WAS VERY HAPPY BECAUSE ALL THE WORK THAT WE HAD PUT INTO THAT ECA WAS TO PAY OFF, AND ONCE WE GOT OVER THE INITIAL STUMBLING BLOCK OF THE ONE LITTLE PROBLEM WE HAD GETTING THE FUEL CAST....WHY I WAS QUITE HAPPY BECAUSE WE WERE.....TIMEWISE EVERYTHING WAS GOING THE WAY WE THOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO GO, AND I WAS JUST HAVING A BALL, BECAUSE (BECOMES INDISTINCT AT THIS POINT....)



    QUESTION: T.V. CAMERA ANYWAY?



    ANSWER: "WE REALLY DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO IT. ALL I KNOW IS THAT YOU TOLD ME YOU WERE GETTING A PICTURE AND THEN I DIDN'T PAY ANY MORE ATTENTION TO IT UNTIL I HEARD YOU TALKING WITH AL. AND WE DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO THE CAMERA. WE HAVE IT ON BOARD, WE'VE BROUGHT IT BACK WITH US AND WHATEVER IS WRONG WITH IT THEY'LL FIND OUT........ (BECOMES INDISTINCT)".




    Initials JPC/SAT-TELE/JH/MH



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE APOLLO 12 ASTRONAUTS GAVE THEIR FIRST EVER PRESS CONFERENCE FROM SPACE, AS THEY SPED ON THEIR WAY BACK TO EARTH ON MONDAY (NOVEMBER 24).

    THEY ANSWERED QUESTIONS ON THEIR MOON WALK; AND THE TV CAMERA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8ONV1BXTS3SVJX9DU6ZFYXNXH
    Media URN:
    VLVA8ONV1BXTS3SVJX9DU6ZFYXNXH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/11/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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