ABC Evening News for Friday, May 16, 1969
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(Studio) Unmanned USSR Venus V lands on Venus, after 217 million mile since January Apollo X astronauts rest for Sunday launch.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(Kennedy Space Center, Florida) Apollo X dress rehearsal for Jul. 20 moon landing. Commander Tom Stafford, Command Module Pilot, John Young, and Lunar Module Pilot Eugene Cernan to orbit moon. Lunar bug, "Snoopy," will pass closely over moon and dock with ship, "Charlie Brown," laying out plan for future landing.
REPORTER: Jules Bergman
(Kennedy Space Center, Florida) Technology at center amazes many. People in nearby migrant labor camps lack plumbing. Can solve other problems besides space exploring through will, skill, and money.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(Studio) Jules Bergman and Frank Reynolds report on Apollo X launch at 12 p.m. EST Sunday
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