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(Studio) As point of cutback, manned orbital laboratory being scrapped. Already cost $1.3 billion; will cost $300 million to close it out.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Plans for military astronauts to act as reconnaissance crews halted. [Senator Stuart SYMINGTON - says United States gets arguments and USSR gets hardware.] [Defense Secretary Melvin LAIRD - denies money wasted; technology beneficial.] [SYMINGTON - claims those who control air, control world.] Symington paid back for military spending criticisms; vehicles for program were to have been made by McDonnell Douglas in Saint Louis, Missouri, Symington's home town.
REPORTER: Steve Rowan
- Cronkite, Walter;
- Rowan, Steve
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