ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 17, 1986
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(Studio: Ted Koppel) Chairperson of president commission investigating destruction of space shuttle Challenger, William P. Rogers, said looking at role NASA decision-making process may have played in disaster.
(NYC: Lynn Sherr) Questions arising over NASA's decision to launch Challenger despite disagreement by those involved examined; scenes shown. President commission said barring key NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) or Morton Thiokol officials from participating in investigation as result; uniden. source quoted on screen. [NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) spokesperson Lawrence MULLOY - explains agency's decision to launch despite advice from Morton Thiokol to the contrary.] Status of continued search for Challenger debris discussed. [NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) spokesperson Jim MIZELL - explains importance of photos routinely taken of shuttle launches.] Inquiry's continued focus on 1 solid rocket booster considered. Commission chairperson Rogers and vice-chairperson Neil Armstrong said testifying before Congress subcommittee tomorrow.
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