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Space Shuttle #296300

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Apr 01, 1984
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(Studio) Upcoming launch of space shuttle noted.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Houston, Texas) Astronaut Bruce McCandless' historic space "walk" with manned maneuvering unit (MMU) during last shuttle mission recalled, shown; anticipated use of MMU in next week's mission to repair damaged Solar Max satellite discussed. Solar Max's launch in February 1980 and resulting problems reviewed. Training regimen of mission specialists George Nelson and James Van Hoften described, shown. [NELSON - notes McCandless and Bob Stewart validated credibility of simulator training for MMU.] [VAN HOFTEN - anticipates union workers in space in future.] Econs. involved in repairing satellite versus replacing it mentioned.
REPORTER: Peter Van Zandt

Dean, Morton;
Van Zandt, Peter

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