NBC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 06, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) President commission investigating space shuttle Challenger's destruction said considering possible role weather played in explosion.
(Kennedy Space Center: Robert Bazell) Coast Guard thought locating Challenger's solid rocket boosters; details given, scenes, maps shown. Findings of earlier inspections of boosters said indicating fuel leak; possible scenario explained. Contd. recovery of shuttle debris examined.
(DC: Robert Hager) 1st meeting here today of president commission investigating disaster featured; scenes shown. [NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) spokesperson Judson LOVINGOOD - explains decision of Morton Thiokol and NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) to proceed with launch despite weather.] [Commission MBR. and WITNESS - discuss lack of practical abort mode for crew in initial stages of launch.]
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