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The KHOU-TV Collection - News Clips, October and November 1965
Houston Metropolitan Research Center
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    Paraglider: Test landing of the Tow Test Vehicle at Edwards Air Force Base in California. In the mid-1960s, NASA looked to develop an alternative spacecraft landing method to splashdowns. The project proposed the addition of a paraglider, known as the Rogallo wing, which astronauts would deploy during reentry and use to pilot a runway landing. While NASA planned to introduce the system to Gemini missions, NASA removed it from the program following a series of setbacks. Testing continued for data-gathering purposes, with 12 successful landings of the Tow Test Vehicle in 1965. By then, however, it was too late to include paraglider landings in Gemini or Apollo missions. Hoping to make use of its $165 million investment, NASA looked to incorporate the paraglider technology into future projects, such as the Apollo Applications Program, but the system was scrapped again as post-Apollo programs were cut by the end of the 1960s.
    McCullough Dam
    Katzabach [sic]: United States Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach presses Houston schools to not delay desegregation efforts
    Duke @ NASA: The Duke of Windsor tours the Manned Spacecraft Center. The former king was in Houston for medical tests at Methodist Hospital, where he underwent major heart surgery with Dr. Michael DeBakey the previous December.
    The Duke first shakes hands with astronaut Gordon Cooper
    Dr. Charles Berry, astronaut flight physician
    Astronaut Pete Conrad
    Mission Control Center
    Long: Press conference with the Houston chapter of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. The representative comments on the organization's communication with President Lyndon B. Johnson. 
    Adams Cut Out, 11/01/65: Interview with Bud Adams, owner of the Houston Oilers, about attempts to sign new players 
    Dave Thompson, 11/01/65: Justice of the Peace Dave Thompson explains his criticism of Harris Country District Attorney Frank Briscoe. Thompson charged that Briscoe denied Jerry Michael Ward, accused of the rape-murder of Joyce Osten, the right to an examining trial. Briscoe replied that an examining trial served no purpose. 
    Alexander, 11/02/65: Interview with a representative of the Houston Council on Human Relations, a local chapter of the statewide advisory group that seeks to improve race relations
    Polo, 11/02/65