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Presentation of NASA DSM to Astronaut Glenn
2-23-1962
President Kennedy inspects interior of "Friendship 7". President Kennedy, Col John Glenn, Jr., others. Cape Canveral, FL, Hangar "S".
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John Glenn, Jr. and others around capsule
This is a photograph of John Glenn Jr. and others discussing the Mercury-Atlas 6 flight.
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Spiro Agnew and Lyndon Johnson Watch the Apollo 11 Liftoff
7-16-1969
Vice President Spiro Agnew and former President Lyndon B. Johnson view the liftoff of Apollo 11 from pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center at 9:32 am EDT on July 16, 1969.
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Reagan's speech to nation on arms reduction (MX Missile)
11-22-1982
President Reagan discusses his decision to go ahead with the MX Missile. He discusses Americans' fears of nuclear war and why "peace through strength" is the best option.


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Speech on Strategic Arms Reduction Talks (START)
11-18-1981
President Reagan announces the beginning of Strategic Arms Reduction Talks (START). He compares the nuclear arsenals of the United States and the Soviet Union.


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Speech to Nation on Central America
5-9-1984
President Reagan discusses American foreign policy in Central America. Most broadly, he addresses Communist influence in the region. He touches on the Soviets, Cuba, Nicaragua, the Sandinistas, and El Salvador. He concludes by asking Congress "to carry out the recommendations of the National Bipartisan Commission" on Central America.


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Eyewitness account at Kitty Hawk N.C.
Wright brothers first test flight
12-17-1903
An unidentified actor reads an eyewitness account of the events of December 17, 1903 at Kitty Hawk N.C. when the Wright brothers tested their first airplane.


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Reagan-Mondale debate #2 part 1
10-21-1984
This is the first part of the second debate between President Reagan and Democratic challenger Walter F. Mondale. The debate focuses on defense and foreign policy, but Reagan also addresses questions about his age and about Armageddon.


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Albert Gore Celebrates the Anniversary of the Moon Landing
7-20-1994
In a White House ceremony, Vice President Al Gore celebrates the silver anniversary of the astronauts landing on the moon, and introduces speakers Neil Armstrong and Bill Clinton. Armstrong and Clinton honor all astronauts and cosmonauts and young persons aspiring to join their ranks, and Clinton pledges to continue the space program.


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Postflight press conference
2-20-1962
Astronaut John Glenn, in Cape Canaveral, FL., makes remarks and answers questions from the press after orbiting the earth three times. He discusses malfunctions, his manual reentry, the appearance of stars and the earth, depth perception, and other topics.


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Bush introduces his nominee for administrator of NASA, Richard Truly
4-12-1989
Bush introduces his nominee for administrator of NASA, Richard Truly.


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Eisenhower Discusses the Explorer III and Space Exploration in General
3-26-1958
Eisenhower discusses with scientists the Explorer III imperfect orbit and space exploration in general.


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Caspar Weinberger Castigates the Washington Post for Running a Story About the Space Shuttle Carrying Military Payloads
12-19-1984
Weinberger castigates the Washington Post for running a story about the space shuttle carrying military payloads when other branches of the media respected his request not to run the story.


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President Kennedy speaks about space travel
1-1-1962
Kennedy gives a speech on space flight decorates Col. John Glenn predicts the U.S. flag will fly on the moon.


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Robert Peary's Discovery of the North Pole
1-1-1910
The discovery of the North Pole with Robert Peary. Victor Talking Machine Co. Matrix C-8528-4. This is the opening of a speech which traces the history of Arctic exploration up to the point when his own adventures began.


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Shackleton describes the trip and exploration of Antarctica, loyalty of his men, and reads a poem on exploration
1-1-1909
Dash to the South Pole. Shackleton describes the trip and exploration of Antarctica, loyalty of his men, and reads a poem on exploration.


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Description of a dash for the South Pole
1-1-1909
Description of a dash for the South Pole.


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A Joint Session of Congress Prepares to Honor John Glenn
2-26-1962
Description of the proceedings of a joint session of Congress in which Congress prepares to honor astronaut John Glenn.


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John Glenn Addresses a Joint Session of Congress
2-26-1962
Address by astronaut John Glenn before a joint session of Congress. Glenn speaks about his space flight on Friendship 7 including humorous anecdotes and patriotic sentiments.


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Bush speaks to schoolchildren who watched the Challenger space shuttle disaster
1-29-1986
Bush speaks to schoolchildren who watched the Challenger space shuttle disaster, saying that the tragedy will not deter the space program.


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