CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 17, 1984
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REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Kennedy Space Center, Florida) Secrecy surrounding Pentagon's upcoming space shuttle mission examined. [General Richard ABEL - defs. secrecy.] Justice Department said investigating leaks to news orgs. regarding shuttle's cargo. [ABEL - warns reporters about speculating on mission.] Problems delaying mission said basis of Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger's opposition to relying on shuttle for nation's defense [House, Science and Technology Committee chairperson Representative Don FUQUA - defs. shuttle program.] Benefits of using rockets to launch military satellites explained.
REPORTER: David Martin
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