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Challenger Investigation #308279

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 14, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Latest theory under scrutiny as to cause of space shuttle Challenger's explosion outlined.

(Kennedy Space Center, Florida: Bruce Hall) President commission's tour of shuttle facilities here featured; scenes shown. [Commission chairperson William ROGERS - notes frank discussion with NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) and Morton Thiokol on rocket seal issue.] "Aviation Wk. and Space Technology" magazine reported claiming possibility of fuel leak from external tank affecting solid rocket booster seals; details given. [Aerospace professor Gary FLANDRO - explains significance of latest photograph indicating seal failure.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Morton Thiokol reported laying off large number Utah workers as result of Challenger disaster; details given, scenes shown.

Hall, Bruce;
Rather, Dan

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