CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 18, 1982
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(Studio) Monday launch of space shuttle Columbia anticipated. New Mexico site said set for landing.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Edwards AFB, California) California rain blamed for shift of landing site to New Mexico. Scenes shown of soggy desert landing strip. White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico shown. Site said familiar to pilots. [NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) ofr. Fritz WIDICK - speaks of landing site.] April 4, 1981,scenes shown. Moving of landing equipment from California to New Mexico detailed. Costliness of shift noted. Kennedy Space Center scenes shown.
REPORTER: David Dow
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