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Challenger Investigation #548440

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Feb 02, 1986
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(Studio: Chris Wallace) Report introduced.

(Kennedy Space Center, Florida: Robert Bazell) NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) investigation of space shuttle Challenger's destruction said focusing on one solid rocket booster; details given, scenes shown. [Courtesy "Meet the Press", acting NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) administration William GRAHAM - explains unanswered question about booster.] [Former shuttle dir. Sam BEDDINGFIELD - cites possibility explosion was result of series of mistakes.] Contd. search for debris noted.

(Studio: Chris Wallace, Robert Bazell) Possible cause of leak in solid rocket booster considered; issue of June shuttle flight discussed.

(Huntsville, Alabama: David Hazinski) NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) investigation at Marshall Space Flight Center here, as well as memorial service for Challenger crew examined; scenes shown. Astronauts Mark Brown and Dave Leestma mentioned attending; Litsma said scheduled for next shuttle flight. [Center director William LUCAS, LEESTMA, Governor George WALLACE - cite nation's support of space community, need to continue program.]

Bazell, Robert;
Hazinski, David;
Wallace, Chris

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