NBC Evening News for Sunday, Dec 03, 1972
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(Studio) Strike by technical writers and illustrators may postpone Apollo XVII flight from Cape Kennedy. Kennedy Center not spotlight of space programs.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley
(Cape Kennedy, Florida) Space center deteriorating now, where once astronauts Grissom, White, Chaffee killed in flash fire. Armstrong, Stafford, Schirra, Aldrin, began flights here. Missile, Space and Range Pioneers is org. which remembers good old days. [Asa GIBBS - says Cape Kennedy used to be small country town.] [B.G. McNABB - recalls when he first heard idea of putting man into space.] In Alan Shepherd launch, nation watched lift-off transfixed. Space program has come so far Cape Kennedy becoming museum piece.
REPORTER: John Dancy