U.S. President John F. Kennedy comments publicly about the successful Soviet orbit of a man in space
United States USA Date:1961, April 13 Duration:33 sec Sound:Yes
Film opens showing slate reading: "Cosmos Pioneer, Soviets Orbit Man In Space" (referring to the sucessful space flight of Soviet cosmonaut, Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin who orbited the Earth in a Vostok spacecraft on 12 April 1961). Next, U.S. President John F. Kennedy is seen at a podium commenting on this Soviet achievement and reassuring Americans that he does not consider this a sign of the weakening of the free world.
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