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- Will you leave us, please? Thank you.
- Indicates a perfect orbit.

Right now we're waiting for
the computers to answer the question.

Then, we'll have an announcement
from one of the men responsible.

Yes, that's it.
We have an announcement.

Ladies and gentlemen, Lloyd C. Cramden.
Thank you. Ladies and gentlemen,
we've done it.

The first manned space platform in
history is moving into a perfect orbit!

[Applause, Cheering]
And this is only the beginning.
In the weeks to come,

other rockets containing
weather instruments,

cameras, mapping
and surveying equipment...

will join up with our platform...
making it the first scientific
laboratory in outer space.

- Think of it, ladies and gentlemen.
- We've done it. We've done it!

- Nobody can stop us now!
- Ladies, please!

This accomplishment
will add immeasurably
to our scientifiic knowledge...

and will usher in a new era
of goodwill...

as the platform passes across
all national boundaries...

- [Phone Ringing]
- Oh, uh, excuse me, please.

Ladies and gentlemen, that's
the president calling Mr. Cramden.

I want to congratulate you on your part
in this magnificent achievement, Lloyd.

Thank you, sir. Thank you.
I must say, now that it's over,
I can use a little relaxation.

Right. Now you can relax. I was thinking
about a little round of g-o-l-f.

Very good. When do you suggest, sir?
- Tomorrow.
- Thank you, sir.

Uh-huh. Good enough. See you then.
Next week, same time, same station.
And now let's return to our
on-the-spot coverage... Uh, Colonel.

Ladies and gentlemen, this is Colonel...
- Uh, Carter, Colonel Carter.
- Colonel Carter. Right.

You must be an old ball player, Colonel.
For a moment there, I thought you were
making signals like a third-base coach.

What? Oh, this. [Chuckles]
Habit, I guess.

But this space shot does put us back
in the ball game, doesn't it?

- This is quite a day.
- " Does put us back in the ball game,
doesn't it?"