Universal Newsreel Volume 39, Release 23


Universal Newsreel Volume 39, Release 23


The original release sheet reads: DRAMA IN SPACE The most dramatic Space probe in history is the flight of the GEMINI EIGHT. Under Command Pilot Neil Armstrong, the first civilian Astronaut, the GEMINI has David Scott aboard for a planned Space Walk of more than two hours. First on the agenda is a rendezvous with an Agena Rocket launched 101 minutes before the GEMINI is airborne. After that the Space Walk, three other meetings with the Agena and a three-day orbiting voyage. All goes well at first. Both launches are beautiful and the rendezvous takes place on schedule on the fourth orbit. Then trouble less than an hour later. The Agena starts gyrating wildly and the GEMINI has to pull away. With a maneuvering, fuel is exhausted and it is ordered back to earth, and lands in an emergency area south of Japan - right on the button. The voyage of the GEMINI is a tribute to two brave men -- men who are casting our future beyond the bounds of infinity...

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Scott, David Randolph, 1932-

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David Randolph Scott (b. June 6, 1932, San Antonio, TX) is a NASA astronaut, retired U.S. Air Force officer,and former test pilot. He belonged to the third group of NASA astronauts, selected in October 1963. As an astronaut, Scott became the seventh person to walk on the Moon....

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Neil Alden Armstrong (b. August 5, 1930, Wapakoneta, OH - d. August 25, 2012, Cincinnati, OH) was an American aviator and a former astronaut, test pilot, aerospace engineer, university professor, and United States Naval Aviator. He was the first person to set foot on the Moon. ...