NBC Evening News for Monday, Feb 10, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(NYC: Robert Bazell) Investigation into explosion of space shuttle Challenger said focusing on solid rocket booster seam; both NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) and rocket manufacturer Morton Thiokol said aware for some time of potential disaster due to problems with rocket seam. Details discussed, illustrated on screen. Hypotheses related to seam issue listed. President commission chairperson William Rogers mentioned.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) NBC News-"Wall Street Journal" poll on public support of shuttle program outlined on screen, discussed. Poll's findings of President Reagan, budget deficit, gasoline and national sales taxes mentioned.