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Their Last Countdown

Series

Series Name
Pathe News

Issue

Issue No.
67/10
Date Released
2 Feb 1967
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1Air Marshal Ky’s Visit
  2. 2Furniture Exhibition
  3. 3Automatic Gangways
  4. 4Space Treaty
  5. 5Their Last Countdown

Story

Story No. within this Issue
5 / 5
Summary
Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee, three heros of the space age died in the capsule which was to have taken them on a 14-day proving flight into deep space. Grissom and White had already braved space, their names were written in the annals of Space Exploration History, but Chaffee had never left Earth. Path News pay tribute to these men with pictures of their last days before disaster struck as they sat in their Apollo capsule to all intents safely on Earth.
Keywords
Space; Accidents and disasters
Locations
Cape Kennedy
Footage sources
Telenews
Length of story (in feet)
340
Story extras:
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Name
British Pathe Ltd
Email
info@britishpathe.com
Web
https://www.britishpathe.com/
Phone
0207 665 8340
Address
3.29 Canterbury Court
1-3 Brixton Road
London
SW9 6DE
Notes
Pathe now also handles the Reuters Historical Collection, which includes the British Paramount, Empire British, Gaumont Graphic and Gaumont British newsreels.
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