CBS Evening News for Saturday, Aug 12, 1989
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(Studio: Susan Spencer) Report introduced.
(Johnson Space Center: Bruce Hall) Preparations for return of Columbia space shuttle following five-day classified military flight reported; scenes shown from Edwards AFB, California. [NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) associate administration Arnold ALDRICH - praises flight.] Criticism of military secrecy noted. [Intelligence expert Jeffrey RICHELSON, Federal of American Scientists John PIKE - say only public is being deprived of info.] [Brookings Institution Paul STARES - explains why it is easier to keep secrets when unmanned flights are used.] Defense Department's plans to launch all spy satellites by unmanned rockets by 1993 reiterated.
(Studio: Susan Spencer) Sunday morning launch of unmanned Delta rocket reported