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Space: Mars Exploration / Pathfinder #174646

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jul 04, 1997
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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Pasadena, California: Ned Potter) The landing of the Pathfinder on the surface of the planet Mars featured; animation shown of the landing and of the ship's rover. [NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) engineer Brian MUIRHEAD, voice of flight director Robert MANNING, NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) engineer Tom RIVELLINI - rejoice over the success.] The kind of data that Pathfinder should transmit noted.

(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) The route of the Pathfinder from the earth to Mars and the vital statistics of the planet Mars outlined on screen.

(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Interview held with project director Norman Haynes about the mission. [HAYNES - outlines the goals of the Pathfinder project and of future missions, which might determine if there had even been life on Mars; speculates on the timetable for a manned mission.]

(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.

(New York: Deborah Amos) The history of the idea of life on Mars examined; several film clips shown. [National Observatory historian Steven DICK, Destination Mars co-author Susan WRIGHT - talk about Mars and Martians.]

Amos, Deborah;
Potter, Ned;
Sawyer, Forrest

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