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USSR / Space Exploration #323498

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 06, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : Barry Petersen) USSR and Afghanistan cosmonauts reported unable to return to earth. Cosmonauts' computer noted turning engine off; details given, recreation of orbit around earth shown. [Royal Greenwich Observatory spokesperson Max WHITE and aerospace policy specialist Marcia SMITH - comment on situation.] USSR spokesperson quoted with regard to fate of cosmonauts.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Pol. implications of situation featured. Report introduced.

(Studio: Jonathan Sanders) Impact of glasnost policy upon USSR space program discussed. USSR reentry problems listed on screen. ["Uncovering Soviet Disasters" author James OBERG - comments on political nature of USSR -Afghan flight.]

Petersen, Barry;
Rather, Dan;
Sanders, Jonathan

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