ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 10, 1977
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(Studio) USSR 's newest Soyuz mission into space fails in effort to link with unmanned space lab, so cosmonauts must return to earth.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Edwards AFB, California) (Film of lift-off shown.) Soyuz 25 is in commemoration of 60th anniversary of Bolsehvik revolution. Isn't known what went wrong in flight, but link with Salyut space station not attempted. Other Soviet Soyuz failures noted. Film being shown was recovered after crash of Soyuz II, in which 3 cosmonauts were killed. Soyuz failure comes 2 days before United States space shuttle faces toughest test: separating from carrier plane and dropping at same speed that it would reenter from space.
REPORTER: Jules Bergman
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