NBC Evening News for Friday, Feb 14, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(NYC: Robert Bazell) Contd. investigation at Kennedy Space Center of President's commission examining destruction of space shuttle Challenger said focusing on solid rocket booster seals and weather; scenes, photos shown. [Chairperson William ROGERS - explains interest in 1 booster.] Sequence of events leading to explosion reviewed. [Georgia Tech professor Gary FLANDRO - feels rocket's integrity was compromised.] "Aviation Wk. and Space Technology" magazine reported claiming difference in temps. between booster rockets day of launch; details given. NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) mentioned confirming inability of shuttle crews to escape during initial stages of flight.