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Apollo 13 / Modifications #209243

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Apr 16, 1970
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(Studio) Apollo 13 to splashdown tomorrow; astronauts sleep huddled in LEM against 45 degree temperature; supplies adequate; final power thrust to come.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Long Island, New York) Critical maneuvers described; actions simulated. [Test astronaut Leo KRUPP - describes separation of command module from LEM.] Modified maneuvers should lead to normal reentry.
REPORTER: Nelson Benton

(Studio) Splashdown area weather good; 4 Soviet ships on scene; Astronaut Neil Armstrong tells feelings during own space crisis.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(No location given) [ARMSTRONG - says precision important; emergency decisions made before flight.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Astronauts' families seem calm.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Houston, Texas) Mrs. Fred Haise and Mrs. James Lovell pose for reporters won't answer questions.

(Studio) John Swigert's parents feel great; Soviet astronauts send message of concern, hope; CBS coverage conts.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Benton, Nelson;
Cronkite, Walter;
Rabel, Ed

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