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Space Shuttle #71024

ABC Evening News for Friday, Apr 10, 1981
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(Studio) Possible launch of space shuttle Columbia on Sunday, following delay in today's scheduled takeoff, reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Cape Canaveral, Florida) Specifics of delay examined; films shown. Activities of astronauts John Young and Robert Crippen outlined. [NASA SPOKESPERSON - announces delay.] Further problems contributing to rescheduled launch explained. [Voice of launch control spokesperson Hugh HARRIS - announces decision of launch dirs. George Page and Dick Smith to scrub mission for today.] Astronauts' post-delay schedule outlined.
REPORTER: Jules Bergman

(Studio) Sophistication of Columbia, especially its computer system, examined; films shown. Today's computer problem discussed. [NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) flight dir. Neil HUTCHINSON, flight director Charles LEWIS - comment on computer.] Construction and programming of computers by IBM and Rockwell International, noted.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Studio) No. of people here for launch noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Titusville, Florida) General public's efforts to view launch examined; related costs and difficulties noted. [PEOPLE - comment on launch.] Reaction to delayed launch cited. [WOMAN - maintains enthusiasm.]
REPORTER: Rebecca Chase

(Studio) Reason given astronauts for today's delay quoted; upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Item recapped at end of broadcast

Bergman, Jules;
Chase, Rebecca;
Reynolds, Frank;
Robinson, Max

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