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USSR / Space Launch #472804

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 27, 1973
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(Studio) USSR launches manned space flight, Soyuz 12. 2 cosmonauts shown; qualifications given.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Baikonur, USSR ) Film shows actual launch.
REPORTER: John Chancellor (narrates)

(San Diego, California) American skylab astronauts, Alan Bean, Owen Garriott, Jack Lousma make 1st personal appearance. [BEAN - explains quarantine conditions at own homes. Skylab wishes Sovs. good luck on space mission; jokingly invites cosmonauts into orbiting skylab.] Examinations and debriefings continue.

Chancellor, John;
Neal, Roy

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