CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 18, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Baikonur, USSR : Barry Petersen) USSR satellite launch shown. USSR space program discussed and compared to NASA. USSR noted hiding location of space agency until recently. Launch of USSR version of space shuttle expected this year [Cosmonaut Major General Vladimir DJANIBEKOV - says USSR version looks much like shuttle.] Cosmonauts shown exercising weightlessness. [NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) spokesperson James OBERG - comments on USSR space program.] USSR noted demonstrating space expertise before Moscow summit.
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