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Challenger Investigation #308192

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Feb 01, 1986
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Kennedy Space Center, Florida: Peter Van Sant) NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) investigation into explosion of space shuttle Challenger said focusing on one solid-rocket booster; details given, illustrations, scenes shown. Debris recovered so far in search discussed. [Voice of Robert OVERMYER - eulogizes Challenger astronauts.] Space center's memorial service for crew mentioned.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Questions raised by Challenger disaster reviewed; feared effect on nation's youth of Christa McAuliffe's death noted. Findings of CBS News-"New York Times" poll noted. [PEOPLE - support continuation of space program; comment on disaster, presence of civilians in space.] [Dr. J. Gerald YOUNG - explains children's method of coping with such disasters.] Stmt. issued by McAuliffe's family today quoted.

(Houston, Texas: Harry Smith) Public's reaction to Challenger disaster as evidenced by visitors to Johnson Space Center here examined; scenes shown. King Hussein mentioned among those sending flowers. [Carl McNAIR, Senior, Carl McNAIR, Junior - feel public grief and support has helped them deal with loss.]

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) USSR reported naming craters on Venus after astronauts Christa McAuliffe and Judy Resnik.

Van Sant, Peter;
Schieffer, Bob;
Smith, Harry

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