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Challenger Investigation #105020

ABC Evening News for Monday, Sep 22, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Bettina Gregory) Discovery that NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) was aware of and working to correct problem which caused shuttle Challenger to explode, all the while allowing shuttle launches, examined; details given, scenes shown. [NASA spokesperson John THOMAS - claims progress in redesigning O-rings.] NASA's plans to correct problem as early as 1981 described. [Federal of American Scientists spokesperson John PIKE - feels NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) should have reconsidered launches once problem was discovered.] Agency's response quoted on screen. No. lawsuits filed by widows of Challenger crew members mentioned.

Gregory, Bettina;
Jennings, Peter

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