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Space Shuttle #71079

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 14, 1981
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(Studio) Landing of space shuttle Columbia reported; films shown. John Young quoted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(No location given) Mission control's means of waking astronauts Young and Robert Crippen on final day in space noted; photos from Columbia and landing shown. Conversation between Columbia and control heard; Young's and Crippen's reactions to event noted. [YOUNG, CRIPPEN - praise experience.]
REPORTER: Jules Bergman

(Studio) Mission control's response to flight's success reported, shown; flight dir. Don Puddy quoted. [Orbital flight test manager Deke SLAYTON - comments on Young's landing in spite of being a Navy pilot.] [Communications specialist Lee BRISCOE - recalls Apollo.] Columbia's 2nd test flight with Richard Truly and Joe Engle reported scheduled for September Young and Crippen said arriving here tonight; details given.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Studio) Gene Cernan's role with Apollo moon missions recalled. [CERNAN - discusses significance of Columbia program; mentions USSR .] President Reagan's message to astronauts quoted; President's appearance at White House window to view circus parade shown. Possibility of President meeting with astronauts mentioned.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Bergman, Jules;
Reynolds, Frank;
Robinson, Max

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