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Challenger Investigation #548553

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 26, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced

(DC: Robert Hager) NASA's testimony today at president commission's hearings into shuttle Challenger's destruction noted responding to Morton Thiokol engineers' claims they opposed shuttle's launch; NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) manager Lawrence Mulloy's comment cited as example [MULLOY - denies pressuring company into approving liftoff.] Cmsn.'s response to his testimony described. [Chairperson William ROGERS - questions NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) management's failure to pass information on to higher agency officials.] [NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) spokesperson Stanley REINARTZ - denies knowledge of dissenting opinions at Morton Thiokol.] [ROGERS - responds.] Reinartz deputy Judson Lovingood said recommending top officials be informed. [REINARTZ - conts. his defense of decision-making process.] [Commission member Robert HOTZ - questions Reinartz's assumption of control.] [NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) manager George HARDY - disputes testimony of Morton Thiokol engineer Allan McDonald.] [ROGERS -challenges Hardy's comment.] NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) officials Jesse Moore and Arnold Aldrich said testifying tomorrow.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Acting NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) administration William Graham's timetable for next shuttle launches outlined.

Brokaw, Tom;
Hager, Robert

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