NBC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 13, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) NASA's latest findings in investigation of space shuttle Challenger's explosion explained.
(Kennedy Space Center, Florida: Robert Hager) Arrival here of President's commission investigating tragedy featured; scenes shown. Inquiry said focusing on NASA's past awareness of problems with shuttle's solid rocket boosters. [Acting administration William GRAHAM - notes he wasn't informed of concern over booster seals until after Challenger explosion.] Possible source of seal problem explained, illustrated on screen. [Teacher-in-space finalist Michael METCALF - defs. NASA.] Agency said designating Christa McAuliffe's back-up, Barbara Morgan, as first teacher in space.
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