NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 28, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Space shuttle Challenger's explosion 1 year ago today reviewed; scenes shown. United States space program since examined. [NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) engineer Jim SMITH - is optimistic next scheduled shuttle launch will proceed on time.] [Astronaut John YOUNG - disagrees.] Mil.'s interest in shuttle program explained, outlined on screen. [Federal of American Scientists spokesperson John PIKE - discusses program's current status.] ["Deep Black" author William BURROWS - cites sophistication of photograph satellite scheduled for deployment and use against USSR .] [Senator John GLENN - notes relationship between such satellites and arms control agreements with USSR .] [Teledyne-Brown Engineering spokesperson Nicholas JOHNSON - describes USSR intelligence satellite program.] Role of private industry in satellite launches considered. [Salesman Art DULE - promotes Soviet satellite; notes USSR 's goal for commercial space industry] [Hughes Aircraft spokesperson Steven DORFMAN - feels United States is trying to catch up with rest of world in space.] [Duke Univ. spokesperson Alex ROLAND - comments.] Challenger's symbolism considered.