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USSR / Cosmonaut Launch #491218

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Oct 09, 1977
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(Studio) USSR opens 3rd decade of space age by sending 2 cosmonauts into space, to attempt space station hookup.
REPORTER: Gerald Harrington

(No location given) Film of shot shown; shot described. Event commemorates Sputnik launch 20 years ago and Bolshevik revolution 60 years ago next month. Mission unannounced until craft safely in orbit. Cosmonauts are Vladimir Kovalenok and Valery Ryumin. Space station with which cosmonauts will rendezvous launched 10 days ago.
REPORTER: Paul Cunningham (Narrates)

(Studio) Cosmonauts quoted.
REPORTER: Gerald Harrington

Cunningham, Paul;
Harrington, Gerald

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