CBS Evening News for Monday, Mar 10, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Kennedy Space Center, Florida: Bruce Hall) Recovery of space shuttle Challenger astronauts' remains after location of crew cabin examined; scenes shown. [Voice of search team MBR. - describes weather conditions.] [Carl McNAIR, Dr. Marvin RESNIK, Michael SMITH - react to news.] Possible discovery of solid rocket booster believed responsible for explosion noted.
(DC: Eric Engberg) Call for extensive redesigning of solid rocket boosters used to launch shuttles said conclusion so far of investigators; criticism of NASA's approach to shuttle program by astronaut John Young quoted on screen. His secret meeting with commission chairperson William Rogers said resulting in latter naming astronaut Brewster Shaw as liaison between commission and astronauts. [Astronaut Gordon FULLERTON - cites focus of current debate.] [Former NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) consultant Erasmus KLOMAN - considers agency's launch schedule unreasonable.] NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) reported receive word on morning of Challenger's launch that General Accounting Office was investigating delays in its launch schedule.