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Challenger Investigation #308419

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Feb 22, 1986
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Kennedy Space Center, Florida: Bruce Hall) NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) administration James Beggs, on leave to fight criminal indictment unrelated to Challenger disaster, said possibly resigning soon. Indications that acting administration Dr. William Graham will be replaced noted; cands. said include former administration James Fletcher and assistant United States Air Force secretary Edward Aldridge. [Senator Albert GORE - calls for both Beggs and Graham to resign; explains.] Contd. discovery of debris from Challenger examined; scenes shown. [Voice of search ship radio TRANSMISSION - announces location of portion of external fuel tank.] Probable next shuttle mission outlined.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Concord, New Hampshire: Steve Young) Reaction here to growing indications that management errors played key role in Challenger explosion in which Christa McAuliffe died examined; scenes shown. [PEOPLE - criticize NASA.] Steve McAuliffe's effort to return family's life to normalcy noted. [STUDENTS - blame NASA.] [Father Dan MESSIER -cites adults' growing depression now.] [MAN - favors continued shuttle program.] [Governor John SUNUNU - cites support to continue teacher-in-space program.]

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Japan's science agency said establishing scholarship fund in McAuliffe's name at Concord HS; details given.

Hall, Bruce;
Schieffer, Bob;
Young, Steve

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