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Challenger Investigation #548540

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 25, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Testimony from Morton Thiokol engineers to president commission investigating space shuttle Challenger's explosion summarized.

(DC: Robert Hager) Today's hearing featured. [Engineer Allan McDONALD - recalls warning about launch's dangers.] [Engineer Brian RUSSELL - notes unanimous opposition of company engineers to launch.] Criticism of recommendation for delay by NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) mgrs. George Hardy and Lawrence Mulloy quoted. [Engineer Roger BOISJOLY - notes management's overriding of engineers' analysis.] Engineer Arnie Thompson mentioned. Morton Thiokol vice president Joe Kilminster recalled signing launch approval. [Chairperson William ROGERS - questions Kilminster's final decision.] [KILMINSTER , vice president Gerry MASON - rationalize their go- ahead.] [ROGERS - questions Mason regarding engineers' stance.] NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) said threatening Morton Thikol with looking for another booster manufacturer last year

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Hearings coverage tomorrow announced.

Brokaw, Tom;
Hager, Robert

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