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(Studio: Susan Spencer) Report introduced.
(DC: Robert Schakne) Possibility NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) analysts were aware of possible disaster with solid rocket booster seals long before recent Challenger disaster reported indicated by internal space agency memoranda, according to "New York Times"; memos quoted on screen, discussed. [Federal of American Scientists spokesperson John PIKE - cites strength of seal hypothesis.] [Feb. 6, NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) spokesperson Judson LOVINGOOD - acknowledges past indications of problems with seals.] [PIKE - feels shuttle should have been grounded until problem was resolved.] President's commission investigating Challenger explosion said holding public hearing Tuesday; details given.
- Schakne, Robert;
- Spencer, Susan
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