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Space: Shuttle Discovery #337978

CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 29, 1991
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Astronauts aboard space shuttle Discovery reported failing to fix broken tape recorders; photos shown of earth's southern lights, part of an SDI/Star Wars test for Defense Department. Report introduced.

(Miami: Doug Tunnell) Concern that shuttle program may harm earth's protective ozone layer examined; Federation of American Scientists's study of gases released during launch cited; NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) data on ozone depletion, which allows ultraviolet rays to cause more skin cancer, cited; chlorofluorocarbons released by Florida electronics manufacturers, on contract for Pentagon, mentioned; sluggishness of NASA and Pentagon to change noted. [Federation of American Scientists Steven AFTERGOOD, NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) Michael PRATHER, Florida International University Robert HOGNER - comment.]

Rather, Dan;
Tunnell, Doug

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