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Apollo XVII #221241

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 21, 1972
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(Studio) Astronauts from Apollo XVII return home to families in Texas. For Cernan, Evans and Schmitt, it's 2 weeks Christmas vacation.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Kennedy Space Center, Florida) Apollo program employees now out of work. Grumman Aerospace built lunar module. No more need for Grumman here now, and employees relocating. Employee Bill Bailey profiled. [BAILEY - says will stay in area and find different company] [Mrs. BAILEY - says moved 3 times in 14 years Now wants to stay where living at moment.] [Lunar module engineer Richard KUPCZYK - says he's cleaning out his desk.] Family will move to New York with Grumman Aerospace. [Mrs. KUPCZYK - says it's hard to leave area.] Each time more employees laid off it's harder to find them new jobs.
REPORTER: Bruce Hall

Cronkite, Walter;
Hall, Bruce

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