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Apollo VII Launch / Wives / Coverage #197872

CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 11, 1968
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(Cape Kennedy, Florida) Reporter shows model of Apollo VII rocket and spacecraft. Crew shown en route to launch pad. Launch control voice, Jack King, says countdown. Launch and stage separation shown. Mission control voice changed to Paul Haney. Crew discovers hanger malfunction 3 hrs. after launch which could cause trouble on moon flight. Apollo VIII rocket shown. Nothing yet to prevent VIII from its December flight.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Studio) Crew gets go ahead for another 12 orbits. Wives of astronauts watch launch at home. Mrs. Walter Cunningham and children watch launch from boat off cape. CBS to cover all events, incling. television transmission from Apollo VII.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Cronkite, Walter;
Reasoner, Harry

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