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Space Shuttle / Military Use #104024

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 31, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Steve Shepard) Pentagon's effort to make NASA's space shuttle program solely military endeavor examined; press spokesperson Larry Speakes quoted. [Senator Jake GARN - opposes purely military shuttle program.] Implications for commercial users explained. [Space Services Incorporated spokesperson David HANNAH - praises suggestion.] Challenger disaster's role in issue cited. [United States Air Force Secretary Edward ALDRIDGE - comments on backlog of Defense Department payloads scheduled for shuttle deployment.] [Representative Jack Brooks - recalls shuttle program was designed as civilian agency due to military's ineptness.]

Jennings, Peter;
Shepard, Steve

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