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Apollo / Crew / Equipment / Safety #198292

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 08, 1968
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(Studio) Apollo VII crew practice for Friday's launch.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Cape Kennedy, Florida) Navy Captain Walter Schirra, Walter Cunningham and Air Force Major Donn Eisele shown. 11 day orbit will pave way for trip around moon in December
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite Narrates

(Studio) 1st astronauts to go in space since Gemini XII in November of 1966. 1st manned Apollo flight set for early in 1967 but canceled after crew killed in ground test.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Downey, California) Major changes undertaken in craft after fire killed 3. [Research Pilot Dick ERMAN - says many materials flammable in craft before fire. Now they're changed to non-flammable materials; match boxes used to store things. Suits changed. Describes how wiring and other equipment is protected. Fire would aid in opening new hatch; hatch explained.] Schirra says spacecraft much more reliable. Big test begins at launch.
REPORTER: Bill Stout

Cronkite, Walter;
Stout, Bill

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