NBC Evening News for Monday, Apr 04, 1983
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(Studio) NASA's commercial goals for space shuttle program explained; issue of NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) being competitive while still a government agency noted. Efforts of private space entrepreneurs examined; Conestoga rocket cited as example Film of Cones toga launch shown. Federal Express mentioned considering investment in other space systems; competition to NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) from French space system discussed. [Aerospace Institution spokesperson Dr. Jerry FREY - doesn't think government can operate private enterprise system efficiently; cites COMSAT as example] [NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) spokesperson Chester LEE - praises quality control offered by NASA, diversity of shuttle.]
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Studio) President Reagan's congratulations to Challenger astronauts quoted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd