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Columbus Day / NASA Exploration #341245

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Oct 10, 1992
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Beginning of a new NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) exploration on the 500th anniversary of the voyages of Christopher Columbus noted.

(Los Angeles: Bill Whitaker) NASA's plans to listen for intelligent signals from the stars featured; animation shown of the targeted stars. [Radio astronomer Michael KLEIN - says we are searching for intelligent life.] [Astronomers Frank DRAKE, Seth SHOSTAK - comment.] Clip shown from film "Close Encounters of the Third Kind". [Blind computer programmer Keith CULLERS - plays the signal likely to be heard.] [MAN, physicist Steve LEVIN - comment on the quest.] [Astronomer Carl SAGAN - comments.]

Schieffer, Bob;
Whitaker, Bill

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