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Satellite Pegasus #259553

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 12, 1978
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(Studio) Greek myth of Pegasus and the Muses stated. NASA's naming of satellite Pegasus over 10 years ago and preparations for satellite to make fiery reentry into atmosphere noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Details about Pegasus given; NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) drawings and film shown. Pegasus' expected fall to earth on or near Sunday anywhere along flight path, across south US, Africa and India, noted. Is reported that Pegasus has no nuclear material, unlike USSR satellite that came down earlier in year NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) officials' remarks about possibility of space debris hitting people on earth during fall stated. Skylab situation mentioned.
REPORTER: Bill Plante

Cronkite, Walter;
Plante, Bill

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