ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 22, 1968
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(Studio) Apollo VII crew rest aboard carrier "Essex" after splashdown in Atlantic ending 11 day flight.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(Aboard "Essex") Craft splashes down 6 mile from ship. Crew shown; in good health. Had steak and eggs for breakfast. Most perfect manned space flight ever. President Johnson shown calling crew by telephone. [JOHNSON - says proud of you. Neither complacency nor conceit can stay our hand from reaching higher. Salutes crew and rest of space team. Says Mrs. Johnson and he want to receive you later.] Apollo VIII crew practice for trip to moon and back. Apollo IX to test lunar module; set for February, 1969. Apollo X to be Apollo and lunar module flying around moon; set for May, 1969. Apollo XI to be 1st landing on moon; set for July or fall of 1969.
REPORTER: Jules Bergman
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