NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 24, 1985
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(Studio) Launch of first secret space shuttle mission with Discovery's takeoff today reported.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Kennedy Space Center, Florida) Discovery's launch featured; films shown. [Voice of mission CONTROL - announces launch.] Spy satellite scheduled for deployment from shuttle tomorrow discussed; ability of USSR to monitor satellite regardless of Defense Department attempts at secrecy noted.
REPORTER: Robert Bazell
(DC) Sophistication of new United States spy satellite, Aquacaid, examined; illustrations shown. Aquacaid's level of intelligence gathering over USSR described. [Sec. specialist James BAMFORD - explains satellite's capabilities.] No. planned military shuttle flights in coming years mentioned.
REPORTER: Fred Francis