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Apollo XI / Liftoff #204474

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 10, 1969
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Bypassed Introduction Walter Cronkite (Kennedy Apace Center); Harry Reasoner (NYC)

(Kennedy Space Center, Florida) Helium leak discovered in rocket. Pad 39-A sealed off for countdown. View and tour of rocket given. Launch director, Rocco Petrone, explains lift-off. [PETRONE - cites hinge that holds rocket back at ignition.] Walter Cronkite and Petrone view "arms." [PETRONE - says rocket couldn't get by if "arms" didn't lift up. It's a remote possibility. Tells of function of arm that men enter rocket by.]
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter

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