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Apollo 13 / Modifications #9954

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 15, 1970
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(Studio) Apollo 13 reenters earth gravity; LEM in excellent shape; descent engine fires tonight.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(No location given) Next burn crucial midcourse correction; 3 systems can do it; moon landing was scheduled for tonight; astronauts saved by improvising; ran out of air purifying canisters, substituted modified version. [Test pilot Dick SPRAGUE - explains improvised air purifying canisters.] NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) believes liquid oxygen tank blew up; main concern crews' safety; will stay in LEM as long as possible, only few hrs. air in cmd. ship.
REPORTER: Jules Bergman

(Studio) Pope Paul prays for astronauts; Wailing Wall service in Jerusalem; USSR orders 2 ships to recovery area; other cntrys. offer support.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Bergman, Jules;
Reynolds, Frank

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