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Space Shuttle #276458

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Apr 11, 1981
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Kennedy Space Center, Florida) Rescheduling of launch of space shuttle Columbia for tomorrow and preparations of astronauts John Young and Robert Crippen noted; films shown. [Launch director George PAGE - considers tomorrow's weather, possible malfunctions, launch time.] Continued wait of thousands on beaches noted. [Alex PRIDHAM - is more interested in safety than launch.]
REPORTER: Bruce Hall

(Houston, Texas) [NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) engineer John GARMAN - discusses problem initially causing delay in launch.] Discovery of problem recalled. [Yesterday, voice of launch control spokesperson Hugh HARRIS - announces countdown, comments on problem.] Shuttle's computer system explained as it relates to the problem. [Shuttle program deputy manager Arnold ALDRICH - expects systems to operate correctly.] Details of computer problem outlined. [Data systems and analysis deputy director Richard PARTEN - says problem should have been anticipated.] Launch rules pertaining to computers mentioned.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Studio) Coverage of tomorrow s launch announced; tomorrow noted 20th anniversary of USSR cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin's 1st manned space flight. Films shown.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Dean, Morton;
Hall, Bruce;
Schieffer, Bob

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