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Space Shuttle / Preparations #323411

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 28, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Winds noted brisk in shuttle launch area. Report introduced.

(Studio: Bruce Hall) [Air Force Captain Tom STRANGE - comments on wind regulations.] Problems with launch equipment discussed. [NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) associate admin. Richard TRULY - comments on launch.] Astronaut Robert Crippen noted having final authority to order launch. [CRIPPEN - comments on duties.]

(Studio: Dan Rather, Bruce Hall) Possibilities of launch occurring noted.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Shuttle astronauts listed and described. Report introduced.

(Kennedy Space Center, Florida: Peter Van Sant) Historic scenes shown of NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) space exploration. Challenger disaster recalled; scenes shown. [STUDENTS and TEACHER - comment on watching launch.] No. of people watching launch given. [George Washington Univ. spokesperson John LOGSDON - comments on Americans' fear that Discovery won't be launched.] Teacher Sharon Christa McAuliffe mentioned. [STUDENTS - hope for success.]

Hall, Bruce;
Rather, Dan;
Van Sant, Peter

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