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Viking / Mars #241561

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 20, 1975
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(Studio) Viking launched.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Kennedy Space Center, Florida) Viking to look for Mars life.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd (narrates)

(No location given) Mariner photos showed canals and oceans on Mars, but doesn't show life. NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) film shown. 2 Viking spacecrafts to go to Mars. Each has Iander with equipment for tests. 1st vehicle to land. July 4, 1976. Animation of mission shown. [Viking Mission director Tom YOUNG - says difficult to land at 2 places and learn everything about whole body.] Program costs $1 billion.
REPORTER: Richard Wagner

Mudd, Roger;
Wagner, Richard

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