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USSR / Space Shuttle #318704

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Oct 29, 1988
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : Barry Petersen) Scrapping of planned space shuttle flight by Sovs. reported; details given of reasons for halting flight, scenes shown from Baikonur on Soviet TV. [Soviet space expert James OBERG - wonders about Soviet shuttle.] Impact of Soviet economy problems on space program detailed; Mikhail Gorbachev mentioned.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(DC: David Martin) Comparison of United States and Soviet shuttles featured. [Ex- Pentagon official Frank GAFFNEY - says USSR has taken advantage of United States technology developments.] [Federal of American Scientists spokesperson John PIKE - says there are differences.] [Library of Congress Marcia SMITH - explains how Sovs. use their space vehicles.] [PIKE - says Sovs. are "keeping up with the Joneses."] Flexibility of Soviet shuttle noted.

Martin, David;
Petersen, Barry;
Schieffer, Bob

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