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Space Shuttle #90531

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 26, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Kennedy Space Center, Florida) Aborted launch of space shuttle Discovery in final stages of countdown due to engine malfunction examined; films shown. [Voice of launch control Mark HESS - announces abort.] Evacuation of astronauts Judy Resnik and others shown. Apparent source of problem discussed. [Operations director Tom UTSMAN - praises shuttle's fail-safe system.]
REPORTER: Lynn Sherr

(Studio) [Former astronaut Gene CERNAN - discusses danger to astronauts, setback for NASA, implications for design capabilities, economy aspect of shuttle competition.]
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Sherr, Lynn
Duration:
00:04:30

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