ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 24, 1997
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The drama over whether to launch space shuttle Atlantis to carry astronaut David Wolf to the troubled Russian space station Mir introduced.
(Washington: John McWethy) The technical and political dilemma in sending or not sending an astronaut to Mir examined. [September 18, WOLF - says he is comfortable with the risk level.] [Space News editor Lon RAINS - outlines the impact not sending Wolf would have on the US-Russian joint venture.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Discussion held with Representative James Sensenbrenner and former astronaut Norman Thagard about the pros and cons of the trip. [SENSENBRENNER, THAGARD - assess the risk factor and the problem that United States science projects cannot be carried out on Mir.]
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