NBC Evening News for Friday, Jun 29, 1990
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Mountain View, California: Robert Bazell) NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) reported grounding space shuttle fleet after finding fuel leak on shuttle Atlantis; historical scenes shown; Hubble space telescope failure, shuttle Columbia leak and Challenger accident mentioned. [Senator Albert GORE - criticizes NASA.] [NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) associate administrator William LENOIR - comments.] [University of Colorado Radford BYERLY - says it's a political problem.] [NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) J.R. THOMPSON - defends shuttle program.] Recent statements from President Bush and Vice President Dan Quayle regarding space program examined.