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Space Exploration / Sputnik Anniversary / Successive Programs #491154

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 04, 1977
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(Studio) 20th anniversary of USSR launch of Sputnik noted. (Tape of satellite's sound played.)
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(No location given) Dvt. of United States and USSR space programs described. Events mentioned are: celebrations in Moscow after success of Sputnik; Eisenhower's announcement of Vanguard flight, which failed; successful Explorer I launch under direction of Wernher Von Braun flights of Yuri Gagarin, Alan Shepard and John Glenn; American Mercury and Gemini programs; Apollo program, and moon landing with Neil Armstrong being 1st man on moon; 1976 Apollo-Soyuz mission; unmanned space probes, like United States Viking craft sent to Mars; and development of weather and communications satellites and of space stations and space shuttles. (Films and photos of each stage in programs described are shown.)

Brinkley, David;
Neal, Roy

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