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Space: Satellite / Controlled Crash #193067

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Jun 04, 2000
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(Washington: Andrea McCarren) The final moments of the Compton gamma ray observatory satellite, which is being crashed by NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) after providing scientific data for 9 years, featured; scenes shown of its launch in 1991. [Compton program scientist Donald KNIFFEN - expresses sadness over NASA's great success story.] The opposition of some scientists to NASA's decision to bring down the spacecraft outlined. [Space engineer James OBERG - calls this a public relations maneuver by NASA.]

Reporter(s):
McCarren, Andrea;
Simpson, Carole
Duration:
00:02:00

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