ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 04, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(DC: James Walker) Resignation of Marshall Space Flight Center director Dr. William Lucas in wake of Challenger investigation's findings announced. [LUCAS - explains decision.] Lucas' role in NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) reviewed. [Representative James SCHEUER - supports Lucas' departure.] Other Marshall departures or reassignments noted include George Hardy, Lawrence Mulloy and Stan Reinartz; similar retirements or reassignments of several Morton Thiokol vice president's as well cited. All recalled involved in decision to launch Challenger despite engineers' objections. Commission chairperson William Rogers reported briefing Challenger crew families on commission's findings today; commission's expected findings outlined on screen.
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