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Skylab / Astronauts' Launch #25966

ABC Evening News for Friday, May 25, 1973
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(Studio) Skylab astronauts launched today.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(No location given) Skylab astronauts Pete Conrad, Paul Weitz and Joseph Kerwin, launched on time at 9 a.m. EST in 1st manned Saturn 1B rocket launch in 5 years 7 1/2 hrs. after liftoff, Apollo cmd. ship meets skylab over Guam. [Commander Pete CONRAD - reports damage meteorite shield and solar wing.] To dock with skylab. Astronaut Paul Weitz to take pictures after docking and attempts to be made to free solar wing. Tomorrow thermal umbrella to be placed in effort to save skylab, man's first attempt to live in space.
REPORTER: Jules Bergman

Reporter(s):
Bergman, Jules;
Reasoner, Harry
Duration:
00:02:40

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