• Short Summary

    A 33-year-old Vietnamese fighter pilot was launched into space on Wednesday (23 July) by a Soviet rocket.

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    SV Soviet mission commander Colonel Viktor Gorbatki, and Vietnamese Lieutenant Colonel Pham Tuan emerging from bus and walking towards camera in space suits ZOOM TO CU Pham Tuan
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    SV Vietnamese officials looking on
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    SV Two astronauts waving to crowd and officials
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    GV Rocket on launch pad being given lift off. Rocket leaves ground. (27 feet) Rocket takes off
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    Background: A 33-year-old Vietnamese fighter pilot was launched into space on Wednesday (23 July) by a Soviet rocket. The launch made him the first cosmonaut from a third world country.

    SYNOPSIS: Lieutenant-Colonel Pham Tuan and his a Soviet mission commander, Colonel Viktor Gorbatko were launched into space from the Baikonur Space Centre in Central Asia aboard the Soyuz-37 craft. On Thursday (24 July) they docked with the orbiting space station Salyut-6. The Soviet news agency Tass reports that both cosmonauts now have transferred to the space station.

    Pham Tuan joined the Soviet Union's top airforce academy in 1977 and began training for space last year.

    The Soyuz-37 mission is the latest in the Intercosmos programme which already has sent five East Europeans into space. Tass says the two cosmonauts will work for a week with the crew already aboard Salyut-6 taking photographs and making observations of the earth's surface.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAASCBYJK87STVTN2ID3LNYQT5B
    Media URN:
    VLVAASCBYJK87STVTN2ID3LNYQT5B
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/07/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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