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Challenger Investigation #548318

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 12, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(DC: Robert Bazell) Indications that NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) was aware of potential danger from solid rocket booster seals, suspected as cause of space shuttle Challenger's explosion, and their lack of response examined; illustrations, scenes shown. NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) documents involved discussed. [Marshall Space Flight Center spokesperson William LUCAS - explains agency's handling of seal issue.] Possible relationship between weather and Challenger's destruction considered. [NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) spokesperson Lawrence MULLOY - acknowledges rocket manufacturer Morton Thiokol advised against Challenger launch at that time; contradicts that remark.] [Morton Thiokol spokesperson Joe KILSTNER - declines comment.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Satellite from Challenger's cargo bay said found by searchers looking for shuttle debris; details given, scenes shown.

Reporter(s):
Bazell, Robert;
Brokaw, Tom
Duration:
00:02:40

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