Astronaut Colonel John Glenn

EXHIBITION : LOOK WHO VISITED IRELAND IN THE 1960S

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American astronaut, Colonel John Glenn talks about the space race while on a visit to Limerick.

  • Title
    Astronaut John Glenn in Limerick
  • 1st Broadcast
    07/04/1968
  • Clip Duration
    00:01:44
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    Astronaut Colonel John Glenn
  • Extended description

    Colonel John Glenn, U.S. astronaut, and his wife were on a private three-day visit to Ireland in 1967. While in Limerick, John Glenn, who was the first American to orbit the earth, talks to RTÉ about the space race and the possible role for small countries in future space exploration.

  • Information

    A RTÉ News interview with American astronaut Colonel John Glenn broadcast 7 April 1968.

  • Local keywords
    Astronauts, Space Exploration, Space, USA, America, United States of America, Space Race, Russia, Transport, Science, Technology
  • Geographical coverage
    Limerick, Ireland
  • Topic
    Arts and Culture
  • First broadcast channel
    Telefís Éireann
  • Production year
    1968
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    N285/0067C
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Black and White
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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