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Apollo 8 Astronauts - Chicago 1-14-69 City Hall-Daley

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Film Identifier: F.2012-03-1673
Run Time
0h 3m 36s
Mag Stripe
Date Produced
January 14 1969

Apollo 8 astronauts Frank Borman, James Lovell, and William Anders attend a special session of the Chicago City Council and are granted honorary citizenship by Mayor Richard J. Daley.


The film opens with an interview of Frank Borman, during which he expresses a desire to develop a cooperative space program between the United States and the Soviet Union, but shies away from the prospect of direct collaboration. All three astronauts take the stage to field a Q&A with the room’s audience, and they receive medallions representing honorary Chicago citizenship presented by Mayor Richard J. Daley. The film concludes as Governor Richard B. Ogilvie remarks upon Borman’s invitation to Chicago sent by Daley having been the first message he had received on the Apollo 8 mission.

Main Credits
Koza, Frank (is filmmaker)
Actors, Performers and Participants
Daley, Richard J. (is participant)
Ogilvie, Richard B. (is participant)
Borman, Frank (is participant)
Lovell, James (is participant)
Anders, William (is participant)
Related Place
Chicago (represents)