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Challenger Investigation #308761

CBS Evening News for Monday, Mar 17, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Risks involved in shuttle program said illustrated by NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) report on number parts in space shuttles that have no back-up system; info. noted coming as investigation into Challenger disaster conts. Status of operation to recover Challenger debris explained; scenes shown. Layoffs announced by Martin Marietta as result of tragedy mentioned.

(DC: Eric Engberg) Challenger disaster's impact on United States international image as leader in space exploration discussed. [California Institution of Technology spokesperson Bruce MURRAY, British space expert Ian RIDPATH - cite public's and private sector's new perception of US.] Status of foreign competition for satellite launches outlined. [Space historian Alex ROLAND - thinks USSR is incapable of keeping pace with United States space technology.] [Ariane space spokesperson Jean-Claude BIGET - believes United States will bounce back quickly.]

Engberg, Eric;
Rather, Dan

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