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Challenger Investigation #101463

ABC Evening News for Monday, Mar 17, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) NASA's analysis of risks involved in flying space shuttle, released in continuing investigation of Challenger disaster, noted.

(DC: Lynn Sherr) Challenger tragedy's impact on shuttle program described; Atlantis cited as example Contd. recovery of Challenger debris noted. No. shuttle parts considered vital to safe travel and their lack of back-up explained, discussed. [NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) spokesperson Marion MERRELL - cites lack of escape factor.] Implications for Challenger disaster considered. [MERRELL - notes inability to eliminate all risks.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Martin Marietta layoffs noted result of Challenger explosion; details given.

Jennings, Peter;
Sherr, Lynn

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