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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: John Palmer
(Houston, Texas) Proliferation of man-made refuse in space and impact on space shuttle program examined; films shown. NORAD's role in identification space junk noted. [Lieutenant Colonel Michael INGELIDO - cites damage to past shuttles from small pieces of debris.] Experiences of shuttle Challenger and of astronauts James Van Hoften and George "Pinky" Nelson last year cited as exs. Source of particles considered. [NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) spokesperson Don KESSLER - discusses extent of miniscule debris, effect on space craft.] Engineer Tommy Thompson's findings demonstrate [THOMPSON - explains demonstration.]
REPORTER: Dan Molina.
- Molina., Dan;
- Palmer, John
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