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Challenger / Explosion #546615

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 28, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Nation's reaction to space shuttle Challenger's destruction in explosion during launch and death of crew featured; scenes shown. [PEOPLE - comment.]

(No location given: Garrick Utley) Failures and successes in United States space program reviewed; historical footage shown. Wright Bros., Hindenburg disaster mentioned. [President John F. KENNEDY - challenges United States to moon landing.] John Glenn's successful orbit of earth, deaths of 3 astronauts in 1967 accident and moon landing recalled. [GLENN - notes human existence incls. both triumph and tragedy.] Voyager II's exploration of Uranus and its moons mentioned.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Special broadcast announced.

Brokaw, Tom;
Utley, Garrick

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