ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 17, 1997
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(New York: Ned Potter) A power failure on the Russian space station Mir while the crew was practicing repair maneuvers examined; animation shown. [NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) Frank CULBERTSON, Russian mission control Victor BLAGOV - describe the accidental power outage.] American astronaut Michael Foale said okayed to begin training to repair Mir's previous damage.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Interview held with Russian space consultant James Oberg about the Mir mission. [OBERG - says these accidents will continue to happen because of the age of the space station; explains Russia's motivations to keep Mir going.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings; Moscow: Mike Lee) The positive Russian view of the Mir operation discussed.
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