• Short Summary

    A new National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) project has been developed which allows individuals, companies and universities to send their scientific experiments into space.

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    GV Students looking at space shuttle (8 shots)
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    2.
    GV Space shuttle flying and coming in to land (2 shots)
    0.53

    3.
    GV Space shuttle landing
    1.12


    HALL: "These students from schools in the State of Utah are preparing to fly their own experiments into space starting in 1980-1981. It is part of NASA's small, self-contained payload programme, sometimes referred to as "Getaway Specials". The R and D packages can weigh up to 200 pounds and measure one and a-half to five cubic feet. The cost will range from 3,000 to 10,000 U.S. dollars with a deposit of 500 dollars to hold the space. In addition to schools, individuals and companies large and small are reserving future space on the shuttle. here are just a few of those who have already reserved space: Dow Chemical, Johnson and Johnson, Batelle Institute, British Aircraft Corporation, Magnetic Controls company, Versa Steel Corporation, Automation Industries Associates, and the General Electric Space Division."




    Initials BB/1740


    REPORTER: JIM HALL

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A new National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) project has been developed which allows individuals, companies and universities to send their scientific experiments into space. The aim of the project is to open up areas of experimental research which were previously restricted to authorised military and government scientists. Under the new scheme, cylindrical containers -- about the size of dustbins are rented out to private concerns. Their samples, or experiments are packed in the cylinders which are then stacked in empty corners aboard NASA space shuttles. Seventy seven private experiments have been tentatively planned so far, including studies of the effects of earth-orbit weightlessness on metal alloy, computer parts, ant farms and even a lizard with its tail cut off. Jim Hall sends this report.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9ZQRDALJAWU0DKPI2Q5SDHG9E
    Media URN:
    VLVA9ZQRDALJAWU0DKPI2Q5SDHG9E
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/02/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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