ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 28, 1986
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced
(DC: Lynn Sherr) NASA's reaction to president commission chairperson William Rogers' criticism of agency's decision-making process as investigation into Challenger's explosion conts. examined. [Marshall Space Flight Center director Dr. William LUCAS - questions accuracy of Rogers' analysis.] [Marshall spokesperson Lawrence MULLOY - defs. decision to launch shuttle.] [Marshall spokesperson Stanley REINARTZ - defs. accepting level of risks involved with booster seals.] NASA's failings leading to disaster outlined. [Morton Thiokol Incorporated spokesperson Gerald MASON, Roger BOISJOLY, Rockwell International spokesperson Al SIMON - explain their opposition to launching Challenger.] [NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) spokesperson Jesse MOORE - sees need to have questions answered regarding agency's launch decision.] Contd. layoffs at NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) as result of tragedy mentioned.
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