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Shuttle Program #307415

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 18, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Kennedy Space Center: Bruce Hall) NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) reported awarding multi-million dollar bonus to Morton Thiokol for its superior performance; Morton Thiokol's booster rockets recalled blamed for Challenger tragedy. [Marshall Space Center spokesperson John THOMAS - claims new booster design will remedy problem.] NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) engineers' claim that new design is potentially dangerous said overridden by management Today's shuttle test noted. [Astronaut Robert GIBSON - cites morale boost from simulated countdown today; recalls Challenger crew.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Morton Thiokol vice president said disputing size of bonus company recd.

Hall, Bruce;
Rather, Dan

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