ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 13, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced
(Kennedy Space Center, Florida: Lynn Sherr) NASA's decision to proceed with citizens-in-space aspect of shuttle program despite recent Challenger tragedy said illustrated by acting administration William Graham's announcement of Barbara Morgan as first teacher in space. Morgan recalled training along with Christa McAuliffe last year [Yesterday, MORGAN - wants to fly on shuttle.] [Teacher finalist Judith GARCIA -has confidence in NASA.] Announcement's timing said apparently aimed at diverting public attention from agency's safety procedures following revelations of NASA's handling of solid rocket booster seal problems; details reviewed, outlined on screen. Status of president commission's continued investigation into Challenger explosion discussed; scenes shown. Chairperson William Rogers mentioned.
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