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Apollo 16 #463664

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 20, 1972
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(Studio) Apollo 16's landing on moon may be canceled due to problem in control system of command ship's engine.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Cape Kennedy, Florida) Ken Mattingly discovered problem.
REPORTER: Terry White

(Studio) Can't aim engine on command ship properly. May need to use lunar module engine to get home.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Houston, Texas) Go-no-go decision to be made in about 20 minutes. If go, descent to moon will begin at 9:11 p.m. EST, landing 9:23 p.m.

(Houston, Texas) Astronauts in no immediate danger. J H

(Studio) Decision on over-all mission should come within 1/2 hour
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Hartz, Jim;
Neal, Roy;
White, Terry

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