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Challenger Investigation #101384

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 13, 1986
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(Studio: Ted Koppel) Temporary halt to recovery of space shuttle Challenger debris and crew remains explained.

(Kennedy Space Center, Florida: Lynn Sherr) Iden. of crew remains and status of continued recovery operations examined; scenes, photos shown. [Lieutenant Commander Deborah BURNETTE - explains weather problems.] Significance of finding debris from right-hand solid rocket booster noted.

(Studio: Ted Koppel) Morton Thiokol reported warning NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) of booster seal problem more than 3 years ago.

(Houston, Texas: Al Dale) NASA's handling of Morton Thiokol's 1982 warning examined; company spokesperson and uniden. NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) source quoted on screen. Econs. involved in correcting seal problem considered. [NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) spokesperson Lawrence MULLOY - claims seal redundancy problem had been corrected.] President commission's opposite findings and Morton Thiokol's continued criticism of NASA's deaf ear to seal deficiency discussed.

Dale, Al;
Koppel, Ted;
Sherr, Lynn

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