NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 12, 1990
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Shuttle director Robert Crippen quoted. Report introduced.
(Cape Canaveral: Robert Bazell) Delay in launch of space shuttle Columbia launch reported being symptom of greater NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) problems; details given; Senate funding noted at risk; scenes shown of tourists at Kennedy Space Center. [Senator Barbara MIKULSKI - criticizes shuttle program.] Historical scenes shown. [On January 25, 1984, Ronald REAGAN - announces space station project.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Discussion presented with Representative Bill Green and Senator Jake Garn. [GREEN - comments on delicacy of shuttle program.] [GARN - defends reliability of shuttle.]