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Apollo-Soyuz / Docking / Meeting / USSR #38224

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 17, 1975
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(Aboard Apollo-Soyuz) Docking of Apollo-Soyuz shown.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner (narrates)

(Aboard Apollo-Soyuz) Handshake in space shown.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith (narrates)

(Studio) Report on details.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Houston, Texas) 2 spacecraft dock shortly after 12 p.m. EDT. Acrid burning odor in docking module noticed; goes away. About 3 p.m. EDT, Thomas Stafford meets Alexei Leonov halfway in docking module and they shake hands. Astronauts and cosmonauts greet each other. Flags exchanged. Leonov and Stafford sign flight certificates qualifying them for international records. Ate first joint meal in Soyuz. Meal described.
REPORTER: Jules Bergman

(Studio) Report on Soviet reaction.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Moscow, USSR ) Young Soviet tells reporter it would be nice if docking occurred over Elbe River and US-USSR could start all over. 30 years ago, Soviets and Americans met at Elbe and cold war started afterwards.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Bergman, Jules;
Reasoner, Harry;
Reynolds, Frank;
Smith, Howard K.

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