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Space Shuttle / Astronauts #118187

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 28, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas: Morton Dean) Changes in astronaut corps featured; scenes shown. [Astronaut Kevin CHILTON - comments.] Fourteen astronauts, including Sally Ride, reported leaving program after Challenger explosion. NASA's future flight plans noted. [Astronaut Dan BRANDENSTEIN - discusses selection of new astronauts.] [Astronaut Dr. Mae JEMISON - discusses her ambitions.] Incr. in managerial roles for astronauts detailed; astronaut Robert Crippen mentioned.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) History of relationship between space program and journalists reviewed.

Dean, Morton;
Jennings, Peter

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