CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 20, 1984
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(Studio) USSR space program noted kept strictly secret. USSR space shuttle and spy spacecraft reported launched. Open availability of American plans for shuttle and craft noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) Photos of USSR space plane shown. Plane said to have completed 4th mission. [Space specialist Marcia SMITH - discusses purpose of USSR spacecraft.] NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) tape shown. Similarity of USSR space shuttle to that of US noted. [SMITH - says freely published details of United States space shuttle must have helped Soviets.] First USSR shuttle mission said expected in 2 years [Air Force Systems command General Eric NELSON - says United States is far ahead of USSR in space program.] [Space expert James OBERG - suspects military objective of Soviet shuttle program.] Mil. aspect of space programs stressed.
REPORTER: David Martin
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