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Space: Shuttle Grounding / Hubble Space Telescope #129407

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jun 29, 1990
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Problems with Hubble Space Telescope noted. Report introduced.

(No location given: Morton Dean) Grounding of space shuttle fleet due to hydrogen leak on Atlantis featured; scenes shown from launch pad. [Voice of launch control Lisa MALONE - notes leak.] [Space flight associate administrator Dr. William LENOIR - comments on leak problem on both Columbia and Atlantis shuttles.] [Federation of American Scientists John PIKE - says NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) has problems with stupid mistakes.]

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Washington: Jim Slade) Congressional inquiry into NASA's problems with mirrors on the Hubble Space Telescope featured; scenes shown. [NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) chief scientist Dr. Lennard FISK - says mirror specifications seem to be wrong; explains why testing was not done.] [Senator Barbara MIKULSKI - says NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) was supposed to check it.]

Reporter(s):
Dean, Morton;
Sawyer, Diane;
Slade, Jim
Duration:
00:03:50

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