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Apollo XI / Crew / Nixon #204662

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 22, 1969
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(Studio) Progress report on Apollo XI.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(CBS Space Hdqtrs.) Lazy day for crew 1/4 way home. Pres, Nixon speaks optimistically about future of space travel.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Nixon speaks on White House lawn to 2,000 foreign exchange Mississippi students rep. 60 cntrys. [NIXON - says by 2000 we'll visit other worlds with life, Hope Americans can be joined by other ntns. in flights. Sad that 1/2 world didn't see Apollo XI. Want all to walk and talk together.] Students mob Nixon.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Studio) Nixon says crew to be honored on August 13 by ticker tape parades in New York City and Chicago, followed by Los Angeles dinner. Good weather predicted for splashdown. Michael Collins didn't think 1st docking would succeed, but it did. NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) postpones September Apollo XII launch for 2 mos. to give researchers time. Soviets learned of Luna XV's failure in their newspapers.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Rather, Dan;
Reasoner, Harry

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