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Saturday May 27, 1972
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News stories from Saturday May 27, 1972


Summaries of the stories the major media outlets considered to be of particular importance on this date:

  • Two of the nation's 45 astronauts on flight status resigned this week and according to Donald K. Slayton, commander of the group, there will be further cuts. Mr. Slayton said that the program has three times as many people as are needed, and, like other businesses and institutions NASA has budget problems. NASA's problems and those of the astronauts are tied in with the sharp drop in the planning of manned space flight activities. [New York Times]
  • In different words and in two different settings, President Nixon made a plea for a world without war. Paying a quick but relaxed visit to Leningrad, the President at Piskarevka Cemetery, where Leningrad buried its dead during the siege of 1942-43, and at a luncheon called for "peace and friendship among people -- all people in the world." [New York Times]
  • North Vietnamese soldiers now have in their arsenal of weapons a Russian-built missile which is easily fired by a single man. The missile, which seeks out the heat of an aircraft engine, is causing concern among pilots flying in South Vietnam. Slow-moving aircraft, especially the ones that fly observation missions for bombing operations, are particularly vulnerable to the deadly missile. [New York Times]


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