President Kennedy Tours U.S. Space Installations

A 1962 Universal Newsreel showed President John F. Kennedy’s tour of several sites involved in research and development of the U.S.… read more

A 1962 Universal Newsreel showed President John F. Kennedy’s tour of several sites involved in research and development of the U.S. space program. The tour included a stop at Huntsville, Alabama; Cape Canaveral, Florida; Houston, Texas, where he gave a speech on September 12, 1962, at Rice University and toured the Manned Spacecraft Center; and the McDonald plant in St. Louis to see the Mercury and Gemini space capsules. He was shown speaking to people including Wernher Von Braun and Walter Schirra. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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First Aired:
Sep 9, 2012
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Sep 10, 2012

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  • Sep 09, 2012 | 10:57am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 09, 2012 | 2:27pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 10, 2012 | 3:57am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 10, 2012 | 6:36am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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