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Shuttle Program #312637

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 20, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) reported announcing installation of new emergency escape system on future shuttle missions.

(Kennedy Space Center: Bruce Hall) Status of shuttle program following last year's Challenger disaster examined; details given, scenes shown. [NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) spokesperson J.R. THOMPSON - claims morale is rising.] New crew escape system described, illustrated. [Space historian Alex ROLAND - believes NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) is experiencing lack of self-confidence; elaborates.] Problems continue with shuttle seals described. [Astronaut George NELSON - believes NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) is more concerned with safety.] [THOMPSON - cites lack of guaranteed safety.]

Hall, Bruce;
Rather, Dan

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