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Apollo XVII #221356

CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 04, 1972
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(Kennedy Space Center) Apollo XVII launch ready for Wednesday lift-off. Threatened strike averted. Cernan and Schmitt will land on moon; Ronald Evans will orbit moon. Will be first night launch. Ship will land at Taurus Littrow on moon; will stay 75 hrs.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Houston, Texas) Lunar samples raise many scientific questions. Findings from previous flights reviewed. [NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) - scientist Dr. Noel HINNERS - says evidence suggests moon did not fissure from earth. Site for XVII landing dictated by new knowledge gained from other flights.] Astronauts will hunt water; recover rocks.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Studio) Most moon questions remain unanswered. New data produced by exploring expedition of ship "Beagle" led Darwin only after 20 years to theory of evolution. Einstein's theory of relativity came long after Newton's studies made questionable by radiation. Mass of Apollo data may be awaiting its genius.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Dean, Morton

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