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Apollo XI / Tests / Flagstaff, Arizona / Monkey #204882

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 07, 1969
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(Studio) Astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin, and Michael Collins make final preparations for moon trip.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Kennedy Space Center, Florida) Apollo XI launches Jul. 16. Due to wishes of Dr. Charles Berry, President Nixon cancels prelaunch dinner with astronauts. Even President have germs. NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) installations at Bethpage, New York; Houston, Texas; Downey, California; Goldstone, California; and Flagstaff, Arizona visited.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Flagstaff, Arizona) Man-made craters here for purpose of reconstructing land terrain of moon. [Geologist Gordon SWAN - tells how astronauts will go about collecting samples. Hope they'll land near interesting site. Hope information will apply to our resources.]
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Studio) Space monkey, Bonnie, brought back to earth early, due to sluggishness.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Cronkite, Walter;
Reasoner, Harry

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