CBS Evening News for Thursday, Apr 09, 1981
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(Studio) Tomorrow's launch of space shuttle Columbia, with astronauts John Young and Robert Crippen aboard, noted from same launch pad used by Apollo 11; details given.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Kennedy Space Center, Florida) Final preparations for launch examined; films shown. Young and Crippen's activities today discussed. [Air Force meteorologist Captain Al DUFF - outlines predicted weather.] NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) associate admin. John Yardley's assessment of project's importance noted. [YARDLEY - comments on impact on United States space program if shuttle project fails.] Astronauts' schedule tomorrow reported [YARDLEY - expresses optimism about tomorrow.]
REPORTER: Bruce Ball
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