• Short Summary

    AMERICA'S APOLLO 8 MON ASTRONAUTS FRANK BORMAN, JAMES LOVELL AND WILLIAM ANDERS ARRIVED IN HOUSTON EARLY TODAY (SUNDAY).

  • Description


    ANDERS SPEAKING (SOF); LOVELL SPEAKING (SOF); BORMAN ADDRESSING CROWD (SOF); ASTRONAUTS SIGNING AUTOGRAPHS.



    TRANSCRIPT: ANDERS: "WE WANT TO THANK YOU ALL FOR COMING OUT SO EARLY IN THE MORNING OR LATE AT NIGHT, AND I GUESS THERE'S NO WAY TO EXPRESS REALLY HOW GREAT IT IS TO BE HOME, BE WITH OUR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS AGAIN. IT WAS A GREAT FLIGHT, BUT WE'RE REALLY HAPPY TO BE BACK HERE IN HOUSTON. THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH."



    LOVELL: "I THOUGHT FOR A MINUTE WE LEFT BILL ANDERS BACK ON THE MOON. I WASN'T TOO SURE WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM. BUT LET ME ALSO (INDISTINCT) EXPRESS MY APPRECIATION FOR ALL THE WONDERFUL TURNOUT. WE HAD A WONDERFUL TRIP. WE HOPE THAT YOU LOOK TOWARDS THE PROGRAMME LIKE WE DO, BECAUSE WE THINK IT'S A GREAT THING AND IT'S GOING TO GO GREAT PLACES SHORTLY. WE REALLY HAD A GREAT TIME."



    BORMAN: "WE HAD A WONDERFUL FLIGHT AND WE'RE PROUD AND I HOPE YOU ARE, AND I WANT TO THANK YOU AS AMERICANS WHO HELPED ME MAKE IT POSSIBLE. THANKS A LOT."




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    Background: AMERICA'S APOLLO 8 MON ASTRONAUTS FRANK BORMAN, JAMES LOVELL AND WILLIAM ANDERS ARRIVED IN HOUSTON EARLY TODAY (SUNDAY). THEY FLEW FROM THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER YORKTOWN WHICH PICKED THEM OUT OF THE PACIFIC OCEAN AFTER THEIR SPLASHDOWN LAST FRIDAY (27 DECEMBER). ABOUT 3,000 PEOPLE WERE ON HAND TO GREET THE ASTRONAUTS AS THEIR AIRCRAFT TOUCHED DOWN AT ELLINGTON AIR FORCE BASE.

    THE THREE ASTRONAUTS ADDRESSED THE CROWD BRIEFLY, THANKING THEM FOR THE WELCOME AND SAYING HOW HAPPY THEY WERE TO BE HOME.

    BEFORE THEY COULD LEAVE THE AIRPORT, THE ASTRONAUTS SIGNED AUTOGRAPHS FOR SOME OF THE MEMBERS OF THE CROWD.

    THEN THE ASTRONAUTS WENT HOME WITH THEIR WIVES AND FAMILIES TO CELEBRATE A BELATED CHRISTMAS.

    TOMORROW MORNING (MONDAY) THE ASTRONAUTS WILL BEGIN THEIR DE-BRIEFING WHICH WILL CONTINUE UNTIL JANUARY 7.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAQAVS5VFQXM742SXKY5B67WZO
    Media URN:
    VLVAQAVS5VFQXM742SXKY5B67WZO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/12/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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