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In Depth (Space: Female Shuttle Commander / Apollo 11) #630364

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jul 16, 1999
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Robert Hager) Preparation for Air Force pilot Colonel Eileen Collins to be the first female space shuttle commander and the 30th anniversary of the Apollo 11 flight to the moon featured; historical footage shown of the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969. [Shuttle Columbia commander COLLINS - says the crew is ready to fly.] [Today, astronaut Neil ARMSTRONG - talks about the moon landing.] [Astronaut Buzz ALDRIN - says he appreciates more what he did now than when he did it.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Houston: Fredricka Whitfield) Interview held with Collins. [COLLINS - says she loved to watch gliders; says her family did not have the money to spend flying lessons; says she had no female role models.] [First Lady Hillary CLINTON - says Collins is the best person for the job.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Hager, Robert;
Whitfield, Fredricka

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