ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 21, 1986
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(Studio: Ted Koppel) Report introduced.
(NYC: Lynn Sherr) Pressure on Dr. William Graham, acting administration of NASA, to resign examined; former astronaut and currently Eastern Airlines chairperson Frank Borman, former shuttle director Lieutenant General James Abrahamson and former NASA admin. James Fletcher all said approached about post. President commission investigating shuttle Challenger's explosion noted meeting with officials at both Morton Thiokol and Marshall Space Flight Center, Alabama. [Senator Don. RIEGLE - claims Challenger was launched due to political pressure.] [Senator John DANFORTH - defs. NASA.] White House said denying allegations that NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) was pushed to launch Challenger prior to President Reagan's State of the Union speech. Document indicating Morton Thiokol executive Joe Kilminster's approval for launch shown. "Aviation Wk. and Space Technology" magazine's analysis of wind chill factor affecting shuttle's solid rocket boosters detailed. Photos of shuttle debris shown.
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