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Private Manned Space Flight Plans #262369

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 05, 1979
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(Studio) Manned space programs of United States and USSR noted now joined by another power, not China (PR), France or Britain, but Robert Truax of Saratoga, California.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Saratoga, California) NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) films shown. Details given about Robert Truax' backyard rocket-building project, with plans that neighbor, Marty Yan, will be astronaut. Truax noted to have once worked on Navy Polaris and later been employed by Arrowjet General [TRUAX - discusses project.] [YAN - discusses being private astronaut.] Astronaut Neil Armstrong and daredevil Evel Knievel mentioned.
REPORTER: Charles Osgood

Mudd, Roger;
Osgood, Charles

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