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Challenger Investigation #101148

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 26, 1986
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) said denying they pressured Morton Thiokol engineers into approving launch of space shuttle Challenger.

(DC: Lynn Sherr) Contd. hearings of president commission investigating Challenger's destruction featured. [Marshall Space Flight Center spokesperson Lawrence MULLOY, George HARDY - deny Morton Thiokol claims and engineers' analysis of launch risks.] [Chairperson William ROGERS - questions unusual sequence of events.] [MULLOY - agrees.] [Commission member Joseph SUTTER, ROGERS - cite lack of credibility in situation.] [Commission member Major General Don. KUTYNA - questions management process in effect.] [Marshall Space Flight Center spokesperson Stanley REINARTZ - explains not passing on engineers' opposition to NASA execs.] Acting NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) administration William Graham said taking action to improve decision-making process.

Donaldson, Sam;
Sherr, Lynn

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