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Space Shuttle #537782

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 26, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Kennedy Space Center, Florida) Today's launch of space shuttle Discovery reported aborted due to engine malfunction; safety implications considered. Films shown. [Voice of launch CONTROL - announces countdown, abort.] Evacuation of astronauts shown. [Operations director Tom UTSMAN - denies crew was endangered.] Apparent source of malfunction explained.
REPORTER: Robert Bazell

(Studio) Shuttle commander Henry Hartsfield's description of crew's reaction to emergency outlined.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Johnson Space Center, Texas) Econ. implications of today's malfunction for shuttle program's future considered; Steve Hawley, wife Sally Ride, Discovery astronaut Judy Resnik noted returning to Houston. Films shown. Problems plaguing past shuttle missions reviewed; NASA's competition with European space ventures, such as France's rocket program, noted

Bazell, Robert;
Brokaw, Tom;
Neal, Roy

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