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American Agenda (Space: Shuttle Program's Future) #157386

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 15, 1995
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(No location given: Ned Potter) The reassessment of the space shuttle program, which has become more complicated and costly than originally intended, featured; details given of the costly nature of the shuttle; scenes shown. [Early astronaut Pete CONRAD, NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) Gary PAYTON - talk about NASA's cost.] The quest for a reusable launcher to succeed the shuttle detailed; animation shown of the new prototype ships that could be run by private enterprise. The view of some engineers that old throwaway rockets would be the best way to go outlined. [Federation of American Scientists John PIKE, CONRAD - offer differing opinions on the future direction.]

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Potter, Ned
Duration:
00:04:30

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