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Space Shuttle #276514

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 15, 1981
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(Studio) Astronaut Robert Crippen's enthusiasm about returning to space noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Houston, Texas) Debriefing today of Crippen and John Young noted; films shown. [YOUNG - comments.] NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) film, photos of astronauts in Columbia shown, discussed.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Studio) Joe Engle and Rich Truly reported next shuttle astronauts; details given.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Edwards AFB, California) Preparations for Columbia's return to Cape Canaveral examined; films shown. [Flight test manager Deke SLAYTON - discusses shuttle's condition.] Detailed inspection said beginning tomorrow.] [SLAYTON - thinks 100 trips are possible.] NASA's goal for program outlined. [Shuttle processing director George PAGE - thinks plans are too ambitious at this time.] Construction of 2nd shuttle, the Challenger, noted underway.
REPORTER: Jerry Bowen

Bowen, Jerry;
Dean, Morton;
Rather, Dan

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