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Space Shuttle / Launch #118189

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 29, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Background to today's successful launch of Discovery space shuttle given. Report introduced.

(Kennedy Space Center, Florida: Lynn Sherr) NASA's concern over weather reported delaying launch; details given of weather analysis, scenes shown. [Voice of launch operations deputy director Robert CRIPPEN - says launch will proceed.] [Voice of Hugh HARRIS - counts down.] Liftoff shown and described. [Launch director Robert SIECK, shuttle management director Thomas UTSMAN - comment on launch.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas: Morton Dean) Flight following launch reviewed; animation shown. [Mission control John CREIGHTON, shuttle pilot Richard COVEY - communicate about flight.] [Challenger widows Lorna ONIZUKA, WOMAN - describe their reactions to launch.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Launch watchers shown. Report introduced.

(Port Saint John, Florida: John Qui

Dean, Morton;
Jennings, Peter;
Quinones, John;
Sherr, Lynn

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