CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 17, 1985
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REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Houston, Texas) Inability of space shuttle astronauts to repair nonfunctioning satellite examined; films shown. Efforts of crew mbrs. Donald Williams, Jeffrey Hoffman, Rhea Seddon detailed, shown. [Voices of ASTRONAUTS, GROUND - discuss problem.] [Voice of flight director Jay GREENE - praises crew.] [Hughes Communications spokesperson Steven DORFMAN - acknowledges need to review satellite data.] Impact of Hughes losses on space insurance industry cited. [INTEC spokesperson James BARRETT - thinks space insurance ind. could disappear if losses continue.] Implications for NASA's use of shuttle for commercial purposes considered.
REPORTER: Bruce Hall
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