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Space Shuttle #71047

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Apr 12, 1981
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(Studio) Successful launch of space shuttle Columbia with astronauts John Young and Robert Crippen, following Friday's delayed launch, reported.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) Atmosphere here with regard to launch noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(No location given) Launch-day activities of astronauts outlined; films shown. Launch shown. [Voice of YOUNG - notes own impression.] [Voice of CRIPPEN - responds.] Live television from inside Columbia shown, discussed. [CRIPPEN - praises craft, launch.]
REPORTER: Jules Bergman

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Control's response to issue of missing heat tiles discussed; live tapes from Columbia shown, discussed. [NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) flight director Neil HUTCHINSON - doesn't think tile problems exist elsewhere.] NASA's efforts to determine extent of tile problem noted, explained; background to tile issue recalled.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Studio) Young and Crippen's scheduled duties prior to landing at Edwards AFB, California, outlined.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Debate between Senators Harrison Schmitt and William Proxmire on space shuttle today noted. [Courtesy "Issues and Answers", SCHMITT, PROXMIRE - debate value of program.] USSR coverage of shuttle launch reported.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Bergman, Jules;
Donaldson, Sam;
Reynolds, Frank;
Robinson, Max

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