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China, PR / Space Program #309696

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 12, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Houston, Texas: Martha Teichner) China (PR) reported hoping to benefit from NASA's Challenger disaster by signing contract with Houston firm Teresat, Incorporated to launch its satellites. [Teresat president Henry SCHWARTZ - defs. deal.] Communication satellites China's scheduled to launch noted originally involved in shuttle program's early successes; details given. [Former astronaut Deke SLAYTON - cites time required for NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) to recover.] John Glenn's 1962 space flight on Atlas rocket recalled.

Rather, Dan;
Teichner, Martha

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