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Space Shuttle #117121

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Jul 31, 1988
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Resumption of countdown for space shuttle Discovery tests after solving of minor problems noted. Report introduced.

(DC: Bettina Gregory) Plans for NASA's test-firing of Discovery's engines reported; scenes shown from Cape Canaveral, Florida. [In July, astronaut David HILMERS - says dream is still alive.] Delays in shuttle schedule reviewed. [NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) worker Johnny WALKER - comments.] Criticism of NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) for focusing all of its efforts on space shuttle reported [Shuttle expert Robert HOTZ - says NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) is hanging by single thread of shuttle.] [Space writer Craig GOVAULT - says this is like first launch of space shuttle all over again.] Reasons for delays outlined on screen. [GOVAULT - discusses pressure to get shuttle off before November election]

Donaldson, Sam;
Gregory, Bettina

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