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Apollo VII / Space Program #198316

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 09, 1968
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(Studio) Pre-launch activity goes smoothly.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Cape Kennedy, Florida) Time and money runs out for American's space program. Apollo VII will be last flight for 1 of crew members and only 1 for other 2. Goal is to go to moon. Feared USSR may beat United States in manned trip around moon. Apollo VIII rolled out. Report on Apollo VII safety.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Cape Kennedy, Florida) [Commander Captain Walter SCHIRRA - explains how crew gets out of capsule in case of emergency.] [Command Module Pilot Major Donn EISELE - speaks of reliability of booster system. Explains other safety measures.] [Lunar Module Pilot Walter CUNNINGHAM - explains morbid curiosity of spectators in watching launch.]
REPORTER: David Schoumacher

Cronkite, Walter;
Reasoner, Harry;
Schoumacher, David

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