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Apollo XI / News Conference / Film #204983

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 12, 1969
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(Studio) Apollo XI crew holds news conference
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Houston, Texas) Crew narrates color film of moon for part of conference [Neil ARMSTRONG - says moon gravity like that of simulations on earth. (He narrates to film of self stepping on moon.) Lowered camera down to me. Talks of lunar rock samples. (Audience laughs and applauds during speeded up bits of film where Armstrong sets up camera.) Tells of him and Buzz setting up American flag.] [Edwin ALDRIN - tells of difficulty in setting up flag.] [ARMSTRONG - tells of other things they had to do. Film shows final look at Tranquility Base. Knew we were on proper track.] Film of "Eagle" as seen from "Columbia." [Mike COLLINS - says at that point I realized we were going to carry the thing off. Colors of moon as shown in picture accurate.]
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite Narrates

(Studio) Crew answered questions after films shown.

Cronkite, Walter

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