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Space Shuttle Delay #117746

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 04, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Kennedy Space Center, Florida: Bettina Gregory) Stopping of launch sequence during space shuttle Discovery engine test-firing featured; details given of malfunction, scenes shown. [Voice of NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) spokesperson Hugh HARRIS - describes countdown.] [On "Good Morning, American", Kennedy Space Center director General Forrest McCARTNEY - comments.] [WORKERS - comment on letdown.] Other problems with shuttle reviewed. [NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) administration Dr. James FLETCHER - says we are being more careful now.] [Rogers Commission member Robert HOTZ - says there has been buildup of unresolved technical problems.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Loss of prestige for United States space program noted.

Reporter(s):
Gregory, Bettina;
Jennings, Peter
Duration:
00:02:40

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