× The Vanderbilt Television News Archive is currently closed to in-person research, but is still fulfilling loan requests. For the latest information about COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), visit vu.edu/coronavirus.
Search the Archive

Space Junk #542962

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Apr 14, 1985
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws. For any such use, please visit NBC NEWS Archives XPRESS.

(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

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.