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Space Shuttle #297750

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 26, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Kennedy Space Center, Florida) Econ. and safety implications of space shuttle Discovery's aborted launch today due to malfunction examined. [Voice of launch control Mark HESS - announces countdown, abort.] [Shuttle director Tom UTSMAN - praises fail-safe systems.] Gemini VI's aborted launch recalled; films shown. NASA's competition with European space program discussed; recent problems plaguing shuttle program reviewed. [UTSMAN - accepts such problems as inherent to program's infancy.] Astronauts Judy Resnik and Steve Hawley mentioned returning to Houston, Texas.
REPORTER: Peter Van Sant

Rather, Dan;
Van Sant, Peter

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