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Space Shuttles / Atlantis / Challenger / USSR #112888

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 14, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Preparations for United States Atlantis space shuttle flight reported; scenes shown. Report introduced.

(DC: Jim Slade) Story in "Miami Herald" that Challenger astronauts may have been alive from time of explosion to time cabin hit water featured; details given of NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) position on incident, scenes shown from Challenger accident. [Representative Bill NELSON - denies that NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) ordered medical cover-up.] Autopsies by NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) and Defense Department, not Florida medical officials, recalled. [Widow Lorna ONIZUKA - comments.] Court battle over tapes of astronauts' voices detailed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Soviet plans to launch own space shuttle reported

Jennings, Peter;
Slade, Jim

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