NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jul 23, 1972
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(Studio) United States launches Earth Resources Technology Satellite to orbit Earth at height of 500 mile, taking pictures.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley
(Vandenberg, AFB, California) Blast off shown. [NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) animation of course plotted.] From satellite's pictures, scientists will study pollution, agriculture, geology, the oceans, and all facets of Earth's resources. Test pictures shot from high-flying aircraft afford example of what satellite pictures will show. Infrared shot of San Francisco, California, shows San Andreas Fault. Picture of San Fernando Valley of South California shows San Gabriel Fault near Van Norman Lakes. Houston, Texas, shown, depicting sources of pollution.
REPORTER: Roy Neal