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Delta Rocket Failure Investigation #310106

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 05, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Today noted 25th anniversary of 1st United States manned space flight.

(DC: Eric Engberg) Investigation into recent failure of Delta rocket during launch examined; scenes shown. [NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) spokesperson William RUSSELL - describes incident.] [Spokesperson Lawrence ROSS - explains discontinuing sabotage.] Probable delay in NASA's next scheduled launches noted. [Senator Albert GORE - cites implications for NASA's quality control.] No. and type of missions now called into question listed on screen. Ceremonies today marking Alan Shepard's 1st United States manned space flight noted; historical footage shown. [Astronaut Robert CRIPPEN - cites human fallibility.]

Reporter(s):
Engberg, Eric;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:02:20

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