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NBC Evening News for
Wednesday, Jun 13, 1973

Headline: Atomic Rocket Project / Failure


(Studio) United States gave up space-connected project with regard to atomic energy.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Jackass Flats, NV) In September, 1969, last atomic rocket engine test fired successfully. Found no use for engine. Dream was space ships with atomic engines. After 17 years $1 1/2 billion spent on useless project. [Project head Wilbur WALKER - believes wasteful to see project results. So many thought program worthwhile.] Desert will probably become nuclear dumping ground.

Broadcast Type:Evening News Segment Type: News Content
Program Time:05:50:00 pm - 05:52:50 pm. Duration: 02:50
Record Number:470819
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Reporters:Chancellor, John; Neal, Roy
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