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Apollo 13 / Trouble #450662

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 14, 1970
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(Studio) Apollo 13, power sources damaged, mission canceled, to land near New Zealand Friday; only LEM power working.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(Houston, Texas) [Flight Director Glynn LUNNEY - reports most critical NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) in flight situation ever; trouble stabilized.] Spacecraft in lunar gravity; astronauts plan speed-incring. rocket fire for trip home; Thursday return plans abandoned; ship crippled, supplies short.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Studio) Rescue ship speeds to projected splashdown site. Malfunction in Apollo 13 occurred 10:15 P. M. EST last night; power, oxygen to cmd. ship cut, LEM Sources saved men; [TV BROADCAST FROM SPACECRAFT SHOWN.] Astronauts relaxed. [AUDIO TAPE OF TROUBLE DISCOVERY.]
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(No location given) Service module oxygen tank ruptured; cause unknown; 2 of 3 fuel cells immobilized; cmd. rocket useless; maneuver with LEM descent engine.

(Studio) Many cntrys. offer help; House and Senate pass resolutions for Americans to pray.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(Goddard Space Flight Center, MD) Nixon briefed on events; concerned; cancels White House after-dinner entertainment. Houston astronauts' families in seclusion.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley (narrates)

(Denver, Colorado) [J. Leonard SWIGERT - surprised by trouble; says son in tight spots before.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Houston, Texas) Many visitors to astronauts' homes; [Astronaut Alan BEAN - foresees no difficulty in home flight.]

Chancellor, John;
Huntley, Chet;
McGee, Frank

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