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Challenger Investigation #548742

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 11, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Econs. involved in loss of space shuttle Challenger and its replacement noted.

(DC: Robert Hager) Further criticism of NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) by astronaut John Young, appearing in "Houston Post" today, examined; his attack on NASA's use of Kennedy Space Center for shuttle landings explained, discussed. [Courtesy "Today", astronaut Gordon FULLERTON - claims Young's views representative those of all astronauts.] [NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) acting administration William GRAHAM - cites Challenger replacement cost.] [Representative Bill NELSON - notes consequences for space science of not replacing Challenger.] Nelson recalled participating in shuttle mission. Astronaut Franklin Chang mentioned disagreeing with NASA's schedule for resumption of shuttle launches.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Contd. recovery of debris and Challenger astronaut's remains discussed; scenes shown.

Brokaw, Tom;
Hager, Robert

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