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Challenger Disaster / Second Anniversary / Astronauts #112118

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 28, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Ceremonies at Cape Canaveral, Florida, in honor of second anniversary of explosion of space shuttle Challenger reported; scenes shown. Report introduced.

(No location given: Bettina Gregory) Astronauts in training for next shuttle flight featured; details given, scenes shown. [Astronauts Mike LOUNGE, Frederick HAUCK - say whole program is frustrated.] Stmt. by investigator David Acheson that shuttle is "no damn good" quoted. [Astronauts George "Pinky" NELSON, HAUCK - discuss shuttle.] No. of applicants to be astronauts noted; Challenger crew shown; ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery shown. [Widow of late astronaut Richard Scobee, June SCOBEE - calls for support of space program.] [Youngster Demetri CALLAS - says we should keep flying despite one mistake.]

Gregory, Bettina;
Jennings, Peter

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