CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 21, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(DC: Bruce Hall) Tile damage resulting from liftoff of space shuttle Atlantis earlier this month discussed. Technicians quoted with regard to engine cracks; scenes shown from Atlantis' liftoff. [National Research Council Dr. Guyford STEVER - comments on tiles.] Problems with rocket boosters discussed; Challenger disaster mentioned. [Space policy analyst John LOGSDON - urges more testing for safety.] NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) noted expected to repair tiles prior to next flight in spring.
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