NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 31, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(DC: Robert Hager) Apparent change in NASA's space shuttle program with admin.'s exclusion of private commercial missions in favor of military launches examined; econs. involved considered. [United States Air Force Secretary Edward ALDRIDGE - defs. plan.] [Satellite company consultant William PRITCHARD - criticizes new plan.] NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) administration James Fletcher mentioned silent. [Representative Jack BROOKS - accuses Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger of trying to abolish civilian space agency.]
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