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Challenger Investigation #310158

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 08, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Eric Engberg) Reaction of president commission investigating Challenger disaster to NASA's plans for resumption of shuttle program examined; scenes shown. Recommendations of Rogers commission outlined on screen. Cmsn.'s response to recent testimony of Marshall Space Flight Center senior engineer James Kingsbury and NASA's plans to test new booster rockets discussed. Chairperson William Rogers' criticism of Morton Thiokol's transfer of engineers Allan McDonald and Roger Boisjoly after their testimony regarding engineers' opposition to Challenger launch conditions quoted on screen. NASA's cut in quality control staff since 1970 graphed on screen. [Senator Albert GORE - feels agency's quality control program has decayed.] Focus of tomorrow's Rogers commission hearings mentioned.

Engberg, Eric;
Rather, Dan

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