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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Space shuttle Challenger's disaster year ago today recalled; scenes shown. [Senator CLERK, voice of NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) SPOKESPERSON, President REAGAN - eulogize astronauts Dick Scobee, Ellison Onizuka, Michael Smith, Ron McNair, Gregory Jarvis, Judith Resnik, Christa McAuliffe.]
(Arlington, Virginia: Bettina Gregory) NASA's memorial for Challenger today and space program's post-disaster status featured; details given, scenes shown. [Cnslr. Connie ALEXANDER - describes NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) employees' effort to cope with disaster.] [NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) spokesperson James FLETCHER - explains tragedy's legacy.] [Rogers Commission member Robert HOTZ - criticizes NASA's quick-fix to defective seal.] [Commander Rick HAUCK - cites possible consequences of another disaster.] International competition for United States space industry described. [National Commission on Space spokesperson Marica SMITH - explains United States versus USSR space race.] [Senator Albert GORE - fears military is taking over United States space program.]
- Gregory, Bettina;
- Jennings, Peter
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