NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 20, 1975
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(Studio) Viking launched to Mars. Astronaut Don. "Deke" Slayton thinks he's lucky despite lesion found on lung.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Houston, Texas) July 24 NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) film shown. Due to gas breathed by crew during re-entry, detailed x-rays showed up lesion. Slayton to undergo surgery Tuesday May have cancer. [SLAYTON - says doctors might not have picked lesion up if crew hadn't breathed gas.] Slayton grounded in 1962 due to heart trouble.
REPORTER: Arthur Lord
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