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Space Shuttle / Preparations #118169

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 28, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Preparations for launch of space shuttle Discovery reported [NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) spokesperson Richard TRULY - talks about project.] [NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) deputy admin. Dale MYERS - says it should be safe flight.] Scenes shown of shuttle and of nearby area. [TRULY - discusses flight.] Report introduced.

(Kennedy Space Center, Florida: Lynn Sherr) Changes in current space shuttle featured; details given, scenes and diagram shown from January 28, 1986, launch of Challenger in which vehicle defects led to explosion. NASA's overhaul of whole shuttle system noted. [Discovery astronaut Mike LOUNGE - explains shuttle rebuilding.] Scenes shown from July 29, 1985, launch of Mission 51- F. Focus on safety reviewed; scenes shown. [Astronaut Fred. HAUCK - recalls lessons from Challenger disaster.]

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Sherr, Lynn
Duration:
00:05:50

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