Conrad Flight LTV, 10/25/69: Astronaut Pete Conrad pilots the Lunar Landing Training Vehicle during training at Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base in Houston
Bell Aerosystems constructed two Lunar Landing Research Vehicles and three Lunar Landing Training Vehicles, used by research test pilots and astronauts to develop piloting techniques for flying and landing the Apollo Lunar Module.
Pop-up art sale in a shopping mall
Barrels of oil await transport
Meeting and interview about a stress on US-Mexico relations
George H. W. Bush comments on a report detailing the use of narcotics on the Rice University campus
Crowds follow a woman riding a horse à la Lady Godiva
Meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Houston. The Houston chapter of the international service organization was established in 1919.
A trained bear entertains guests at a Shriners meeting
A woman asks the Houston City Council to designate November 15 as the City of Lights Day, requesting all citizens to turn on porch lights as a sign of opposition to the efforts of protesters
A bearded student walks around the University of Houston campus
A KHOU reporter asks UH students about rules forbidding male students from sporting beards
This film from KHOU-TV Channel 11 in Houston contains a series of short news segments that would have aired as highlights to news stories. Many are silent and would have been voiced over by the anchorperson during a live broadcast. The titles for each segment are the originals created by KHOU-TV. The clips on this reel most likely date from October and November 1969. This series includes news segments about a test flight of the Lunar Landing Research Vehicle, a meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Houston, and university rules forbidding male students from wearing beards. Also included is an interview with George H. W. Bush about a federal report on the use of narcotics on college campuses, including Rice University.
The digital preservation of this collection was made possible by a grant to the Texas Archive of the Moving Image and the Houston Public Library from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
George Herbert Walker Bush is the 41st President of the United States and the father of George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States.
Bush was born on June 12, 1924, in Milton, Massachusetts, to Prescott Bush, a US senator from Connecticut, and Dorothy Walker Bush. He spent his youth in Greenwich, Connecticut, and Andover, Massachusetts, where he become involved in student government, sports, and the school newspaper. Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, he became an aviator for the US Navy.
Bush married Barbara Pierce in 1945, and they eventually had six children: George, Robin, John (called Jeb), Neil, Marvin, and Dorothy. After earning a degree from Yale University, Bush moved to Midland, Texas, to work in the oil industry, eventually starting two companies. The family then moved to Houston, where Bush began to pursue a career in politics and served as chairman of the Republican Party in Harris County. After a failed campaign for US Senate, he won an election to the US House of Representatives in 1966 and served two terms for Texas. In 1970, he attempted to win a seat in the Senate, but lost again.
After this defeat, Bush was appointed by President Richard Nixon to be an ambassador to the United Nations. He then served as chairman of the Republican National Committee, chief of the US Liaison Office in the People's Republic of China, and director of the CIA. In 1980, Bush lost the Republican nomination for president, but was chosen as Ronald Reagan's running mate. He was Vice President of the United States from 1981 to 1989.
Following Reagan's second term, Bush was elected president. During his term, he secured a peaceful partnership with Russia at the end of the Cold War, and he led Operation Desert Storm to free Kuwait from Iraq. Despite these successes, Bush's popularity suffered due to the weak economy, and he lost reelection for a second term to Bill Clinton. He and Barbara returned to Houston in 1992, where they continue to live.