ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 06, 1986
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(NYC: Ted Koppel) Report introduced
(DC: Lynn Sherr) 1st day of hearings by president commission appointed to investigate space shuttle Challenger's destruction examined; scenes, photos shown. Weather said discounted as possible contributing factor. [Johnson Space Center spokesperson Arnold ALDRICH - doesn't consider ice a factor.] Other areas investigated considered. [Marshall Space Flight Center spokesperson Dr. Judson LOVINGOOD - notes Morton Thiokol agreed weather would not affect solid rocket boosters.] [ALDRICH - explains inability of crew to have survived.] Items found by Coast Guard, include helmet, mentioned, shown.
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