NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 16, 1969
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(Cape Kennedy, Florida) Astronauts en route to moon. No chatter or jokes so far. They'll reach moon Sunday and moonwalk scheduled for early Monday President Nixon asks all Americans be given Monday off as National Day of Participation. Spectators shown. Liftoff and rocket flight shown with NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) sound in background. Soviets praise Apollo XI. No news about USSR spacecraft approaching moon.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
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