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Apollo XI / Crew / Coverage / USSR Ship / Nixon #6222

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 17, 1969
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(Studio) Apollo XI astronauts halfway to moon. Crew checks out earth.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(ABC Space Hdqtrs.) Astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin, and Michael Collins fire on-board engine to check it. Simulation of trip shown. Voices of crew heard. [COLLINS - says been busy hsekeeping. Hot water OK.] Second live color telecast from Apollo XI at 7:32 p.m. EST tonight. Crew to land on moon at 4:19 p.m. Sunday
REPORTER: Jules Bergman

(Studio) Soviet Luna XV orbits moon; insinuated it won't land on moon. Sir Bernard Lovell of a British observatory believes USSR ship will land Friday President Nixon speaks on cooperation rather than competition at ceremony honoring retiring Air Force Chief of Staff, General John McConnell.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) [NIXON - says crew to take medals of 3 dead United States astronauts and 2 dead USSR cosmonauts to leave on moon. Act shows true spirit of American Armed Forces.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

Bergman, Jules;
Reynolds, Frank

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