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Apollo XI / Crew and Nixon #204707

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 24, 1969
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(Pacific Ocean) Band plays "Hail to the Chief." President Nixon signals for applause as the astronauts look out their window. [NIXON - cites luckiness of being able to welcome crew back. Tells of telephone calls to crew's wives inviting them to state dinner in Los Angeles.] [ARMSTRONG - says we'll do anything you say.] [NIXON - asks about being seasick.] [ARMSTRONG - says ride most pleasant one.] [COLLINS - quips about being younger than Frank Borman.] [NIXON - says greatest week since creation.] [ARMSTRONG - says look forward to getting out of quarantine.] [CHAPLAIN - prays.] "Star Spangled Banner" plays.
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