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Space Exploration / Update On United States Activity #243747

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 01, 1976
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(Studio) Launch complex 14 at Cape Canaveral, Florida, site of launching of John Glenn's 1962 space flight, is blown up today by Army demolition team; was too expensive to maintain and too small to use. Though space program activities not in news now, program conts.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Houston, Texas) Report on data analysis from equipment left on moon by Apollo 12 and other moon missions; analysis takes place at Johnson Space Center. [Lunar researcher Roy KEELY - describes how information used.] [Smithsonian Institution representative Ursella MARVIN - describes research re: lunar soil particles.] Romance of exploration has turned to pure scientific research. [Assistant lunar rock curator Michael REYNOLDS - says it's pure applied science; says he misses excitement.] Report on astronaut corps; Frank Borman is now president of Eastern Airlines; (TV commercial shown.) John Glenn and Harrison Schmitt are in Senate Present astronauts expect to fly; Fred West Haise will test space shuttle. Other aspects of space flight and new astronauts noted. Personnel and budget for NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) have been cut. [Johnson Space Center Director Christopher KRAFT - notes effects of cuts on research.]
REPORTER: Morton Dean

Cronkite, Walter;
Dean, Morton

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