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American Agenda (Environment: Space Shuttle) #122424

ABC Evening News for Monday, May 08, 1989
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(Studio: Ted Koppel) Report introduced.

(Goddard Space Flight Center, MD: Ned Potter) Impact of space research on what is happening on earth featured; scenes shown from recent space shuttle Discovery flight. [Astronaut Michael COATS - talks about the earth.] [Institution for the Study of Earth, Ocean and Space Dr. Berrien MOORE - says we must research how earth is changing.] Space photographs of Amazon R. rain forests shown. Impt. of unmanned satellites in tracking events such as spread of oil spill in Alaska noted. [Representative Bill NELSON - explains what can be seen from sophisticated machinery in space.] Computerized composite of satellite images shown in detail. Concern of scientists that NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) focuses on "glamor" projects and not scientifically important satellite projects examined. [MOORE - comments on the price tag.] NASA's planned "Mission to Planet Earth" project detailed. [Astronaut Dr. Kathryn SULLIVAN - says we need solid work that does not produce headlines.]

Potter, Ned;
Koppel, Ted

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