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Apollo XI / Splashdown / Nixon / Wives / Celebrations #6357

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 24, 1969
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(Studio) Apollo XI returns. Soviets congratulate crew.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Pacific Ocean) Copter from USS Hornet picks up crew. Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin, and Michael Collins arrive on ship and enter quarantine qtrs. To spend 16 days in quarantine. NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) Dr. Bill Carpentier seals door behind them. Navy band plays "Hail to the Chief" for President Nixon. [NIXON - says luckiest man in world to be able to welcome you back to earth. Bring love and congratulations from wives. Tells of state dinner for them and wives.] [ARMSTRONG - says we'll do anything you say, Mr. President] [COLLINS - quips about being younger than Frank Borman.] [BORMAN - tells about Collins using 4 "fantastics" and 2 "beautifuls" to describe moon.] [NIXON - says greatest week since creation. World closer together because of what you've done.] [ARMSTRONG - says glad to be back and look forward to getting out of quarantine.] [NIXON - says you can say "fantastic" and "beautiful" at state dinner.]
REPORTER: Jules Bergman

(Houston, Texas) [Jan ARMSTRONG - thanks many for supporting mission.]
REPORTER: Jules Bergman

(Studio) Celebration big in NYC.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(NYC) Groups of people shown. (No audio.)
REPORTER: John Schubeck

(Studio) Celebrations all over nation
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Bergman, Jules;
Schubeck, John;
Smith, Howard K.

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