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Space Shuttle / Launch #323430

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Sep 29, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Successful launch of shuttle Discovery reported; details of satellite release given, scenes shown of preparations and launch. [Voice of launch director Bob SIECK - expresses optimism to crew.] Report introduced.

(Studio: Bruce Hall) NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) empls.' reaction to launch featured; details given, scenes shown. Challenger disaster noted escalating anxiety. [NASA admin. James FLETCHER - congratulates mission control.] [Dep. shuttle director Tom UTSMAN - comments on launch.] [George Washington Univ. spokesperson John LOGSDON - says there's more work to be done.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Kennedy Space Center, Florida: Peter Van Sant) Crowds shown assembling to witness Discovery launch. [PEOPLE - comment and watch launch.]

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

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