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Apollo Crew / Gas #483974

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jul 25, 1975
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(Studio) Apollo crew hospitalized after inhaling gas released during splashdown. Treated with cortisone. Theories of where gas came from related, with chart of capsule.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Pacific Ocean) Splashdown shown. Vance Brand passed out, although "Deke" Slayton thought they all had. Thomas Stafford told frogmen he wanted door opened. Door not opened until on ship. Yellow gas burned eyes and throats. Crew shown disembarking; mission control cheers. [SLAYTON - tells of being caught in "smoke" in descent.]
REPORTER: John Chancellor (narrates)

(Studio) Crew put in sick bay on ship.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Houston, Texas) News conference held at Johnson space center [NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) Dr. Lawrence DIETLIEN - describes chest discomfort crew felt. Doesn't know nature of substance in answer to question with regard to could astronauts have been killed.] NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) representatives say crew in no danger.
REPORTER: Arthur Lord

(Studio) Crew to tour later with Soyuz crew.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Lord, Arthur

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