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Apollo XI / Preparations / USSR / Moon Rocks #204515

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 14, 1969
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(Kennedy Space Center) Count-down conts. for Apollo XI. USSR unmanned space capsule due to land on moon Thursday Rptd. ship carries robot capable of certain tasks. USSR declined to send text to moon, as others did. Astronauts worked in gym and simulation exercises. CBS to broadcast live news conference of crew after this program.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Houston, Texas) Lunar receiving lab to get steel suitcases full of moon rocks from crew. [Chief Lunar and Earth Sciences Div. P.R. BELL - says complicated to fly suitcases here because of contamination. Speed necessary because of radioactive materials. To take 24 hrs. Describes processes of lab which will study rocks. 30 room complex. After quarantine interval, pieces can be released to scientists. Need space in between flights.]
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter
Duration:
00:06:00

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