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Challenger Investigation #308483

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 26, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Eric Engberg) Hearings of president commission investigating space shuttle Challenger's destruction said hearing testimony today of key NASA officials involved in launch decision. [Boeing Company spokesperson Joseph SUTTER - believes serious communication and management problem exists at NASA.] [Commission mbr. Major General Don. KUTYNA - agrees; uses airplane analogy.] [Chairperson William ROGERS, vice-chairperson Neil ARMSTRONG - agree.] [NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) manager Lawrence MULLOY - explains rejecting Morton Thiokol engineers' opposition to launch; denies pressuring co. to approve liftoff.] Info. not provided top NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) officials about Morton Thiokol engineers' concerns outlined.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Acting NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) administration William Graham's assessment of timetable for next shuttle flight mentioned.

Reporter(s):
Engberg, Eric;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:02:30

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