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Apollo 16 #222535

CBS Evening News for Friday, Apr 14, 1972
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(Studio) Saturn 5 rocket, poised on launch pad to send another team of Apollo astronauts to the moon. Countdown continues with no problems. Mission to moon's central highlands and Usa Cartes Crater described. NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) simulation shown. Astronauts include Navy Captain John Young, Air Force Lieutenant Company Charles Duke, and Navy Lieutenant Commander Ken Mattingly.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Cap Kennedy, Florida) [YOUNG - says sleep period before moon walk discontinued. After landing on moon astronauts too excited to sleep.]
REPORTER: David Schoumacher

(Studio) Objectives of this flight detailed.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Cape Kennedy, Florida) [DUKE - explains importance of moon rocks to scientific study, enabling history of moon to be deciphered, with implications to entire solar system.
REPORTER: David Schoumacher

(Studio) Space Shuttle to be launched from Cape Kennedy, Florida, and Vandenberg AFB, California. NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) animation shown. CBS coverage of Apollo 16 slated.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Schoumacher, David

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