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Space Exploration / Skylab #258680

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 09, 1978
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(Studio) Recent space drama involving NASA's attempts to keep Skylab from plummeting to earth noted. Agency's actions today in this effort reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Houston, Texas) Details of Skylab orbit problems and NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) concerns about dangers of some parts falling to earth if Skylab reentered earth's atmosphere given. Films and artist's conceptions shown. [NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) Skylab coordinator Bob ALLER - predicts today's maneuvers will give Skylab 6-12 more mos. of life. Can't be more specific due to uncertain factor of sun spot activity.] NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) plans to use space shuttle to take control of rocket motor to Skylab detailed.
REPORTER: Bill Plante

Cronkite, Walter;
Plante, Bill

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