CBS Evening News for Saturday, Apr 27, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(Los Angeles, California) NASA's continued push for space station program examined; scenes from "Conquest of Space" shown courtesy Paramount Pictures. [January 1984, President REAGAN - supports space exploration.] Skylab's premature fall to earth recalled. [Rockwell International spokesperson Sy RUBENSTEIN - explains primary problems.] McDonnell Douglas and Rockwell mentioned competing for design contract. [Astrophysicist James VAN ALLEN - thinks program is waste of taxpayers' money.] NASA's goals for space station listed. [NASA spokesperson Sam NASSIFF - explains medical potential of space.] [McDonnell Douglas spokesperson Bob THOMPSON - equates situation with chicken-and-egg problem.] Reagan's comment on Christopher Columbus and Congress recalled.
REPORTER: Nadine Berger
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