NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 01, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) reported awarding contracts to build orbiting space stn. Report introduced.
(DC: Robert Bazell) Scenes shown of McDonnell Douglas Corporation workers cheering when NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) awarded contract to their company Contract's impact upon companies discussed. [NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) spokesperson Andy STOFAN - discusses need for enough money.] McDonnell Douglas Corp., Boeing, General Elec. and Rockwell International mentioned building parts of space station Geographical locations receiving most jobs shown; details given. Space station cost detailed. [Federal of American Scientists spokesperson Dr. John PIKE - current space station not justified.] [STOFAN - says space station is essential.] Congress opinions with regard to problems of balancing budget deficit and NASA appropriations noted.
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