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Apollo 13 / Nixon / Results #450722

NBC Evening News for Friday, Apr 17, 1970
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(Studio) Nixon declares Sunday astronaut return prayer day; flies to Hawaii tomorrow to present astronauts and ground crew Freedom Medal; will pick up families in Houston on way.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(DC) [NIXON - calls this most exciting day of life; American character sound, strong.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Final mission phases smoothly completed; maneuvers described; service module damage extensive.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(Houston, Texas) [Astronaut James LOVELL - describes extent of damage to service module.
REPORTER: No reporter given

(No location given) [NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) Admin. Thomas PAINE - cites Apollo future gains.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Apollo 13 failure more valuable knowledge than another perfect flight; NBC Apollo special tonight.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

Huntley, Chet

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