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NASA / Shuttle Program #103640

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jul 14, 1986
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(Studio: Richard Threlkeld) Report introduced.

(DC: Roger Peterson) NASA's decision to delay future space shuttle launches until 1988 following Challenger disaster examined; details given, scenes shown. [Admin. James FLETCHER - predicts next launch won't occur until first quarter of 1988.] [Admiral Richard TRULY - acknowledges error in considering earlier launch date.] [FLETCHER - notes econs. is primary issue in replacing Challenger.]

(Studio: Richard Threlkeld) Report introduced.

(DC: James Walker) NASA's future in light of questions raised by Challenger disaster considered; scenes shown. [Center for Space Policy spokesperson Christopher ROBERTS - explains need for NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) to define its purpose.] Space programs under recent admins. reviewed. [Former Jet Propulsion Lab. director Bruce MURRAY - believes emphasis on manned space probes was self-deluding.] Shuttle programs on the drawing board previewed. [Rockwell International spokesperson Rocco PETRONE - cites implications of space program with only 3 shuttles.]

Peterson, Roger;
Threlkeld, Richard;
Walker, James

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