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Mariner VI / Mars Photos / Coverage #204770

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 29, 1969
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(Studio) Mariner VI launched last February for Mars, as was Mariner VII. Mariner VI to broadcast pictures from Mars tonight.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Pasadena, California) Mars 200 times as far away from earth as moon. Jet propulsion lab shown. Pictures to be transmitted from space. [Director J.P. Lab Dr. William PICKERING - says Mariner to give us best photos ever of Mars. Won't answer whether there's life there.] 1st pictures to be released after 9:30 p.m.
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

(Studio) CBS to broadcast pictures live and special report at 11:30 p.m. EST.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Drinkwater, Terry

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