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Challenger Investigation #548584

NBC Evening News for Friday, Feb 28, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(DC: Robert Hager) President commission investigating destruction of space shuttle Challenger said concerned about other factors in NASA's management of shuttle program in addition to condemning agency's decision-making process. Chairperson William Rogers quoted. Focus of commission's investigation now outlined on screen, explained. [Marshall Space Flight Center officials William LUCAS, Lawrence MULLOY - question veracity of commission's criticism.] Layoffs in shuttle program mentioned. [NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) spokesperson Tom UTSMAN - anticipates 12-mo. delay in program.] [Johnson Space Flight Center director Jesse MOORE - is confident agency's problems will be worked out.] Delay in Vandenberg AFB's shuttle program noted.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(DC: Andrea Mitchell) Recommendations of president commission investigating waste in Pentagon spending and President Reagan's response featured. [REAGAN - denies extensive waste.] [Chairperson David PACKARD - suggests Pentagon be run as a business] Cmsn.'s recommendations listed, discussed. [PACKARD - cites sergeant York gun as example of widespread waste.] Commission member William Clark said assuring that criticism of Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger, who opposed commission's formation, was omitted from final report [Representative Les ASPIN - thinks Weinberger will interpret report as criticism.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Hager, Robert;
Mitchell, Andrea

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