ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 12, 1977
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(Studio) Space shuttle Enterprise makes another successful test flight, this one especially significant because of changes in craft.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters
(Edwards AFB, California) Report on shuttle flight, important because it's just as if craft was reentering from space. Protective tail cone has been removed; flight is success. However, in recent tests of engines that propel shuttle, one exploded. (NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) film shown.) NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) says film makes explosion look worse than it was, but admits serious problems remain. 1st manned flight of orbiter was scheduled for March, 1979, but now looks as if it might be June, if not later; costs are rising, too.
REPORTER: Jules Bergman
(Los Angeles, California) Report on solar eclipse, which occurred today. There was total eclipse only in Pacific Ocean and small part of South American Crowd gathers at Griffith Observatory to witness partial eclipse in US.
REPORTER: Jim Mitchell