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Viking / Mars Exploration #41160

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 09, 1976
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(Studio) Purpose of Viking project noted.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(DC) Last photos sent by Viking before shutdown noted and shown. [Viking biology team spokesperson Dr. Harold KLEIN - says no conclusive evidence recd. for or against life on Mars.] [Lander imaging team spokesperson Dr. Carl SAGAN - says it's 1st time we've explored any other world for life.] [KLEIN - notes length of time it took on earth to settle issue with regard to whether bacteria are living organisms.] Scientists' request for Viking Rover noted; NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) ready to approve; details noted.
REPORTER: Jules Bergman

Reporter(s):
Bergman, Jules;
Walters, Barbara
Duration:
00:02:10

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