NBC Evening News for Friday, Jul 08, 2011
View other clips in this broadcast →
Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws. For any such use, please visit NBC NEWS Archives XPRESS.
(Kennedy Space Center: Tom Costello) The end of the US manned space program with the launch of the shuttle Atlantis featured; scenes shown; details given of the controversy over ending the program. [Shuttle launch director Mike LEINBACH- bids the crew good luck.] [Voice of shuttle commander Chris FERGUSON- says let’s witness this great nation at its best.] [SPECTATOR – reacts.] [Former NASA administrator Michael GRIFFIN- says we’re looking at a lost decade in space.] [NASA deputy administrator Lori GARVER- says President Obama has committed this nation to moving forward.] [Shuttle worker Dean PETTIT- comments on losing his job.] Singer Jimmy Buffett’s performance for the launch control crew noted.
(Studio: Brian Williams) Live interview held with NASA Capt. Mark Kelly, who commanded the last shuttle mission; photos shown of the Ground Zero flag hoisted in Phoenix in a tribute to Kelly’s wife, Representative Gabrielle Giffords. [From Houston, KELLY – responds to astronaut John Glenn’s view that it is a mistake to move toward commercial space flight; comments on depending on Russia’s Soyuz for access to space; comments on Giffords’ condition 6 months after she was shot.]
Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.
Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:
If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.