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Space: Shuttle Program #996884

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jul 03, 2011
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(Studio: Kate Snow) The final countdown for the space shuttle program with the Friday liftoff of the Atlantis shuttle to resupply the International Space Station noted.

(Washington: Tom Costello) The success and tragedy of the space shuttle program reviewed; scenes shown of the April 12, 1981, launch of the Columbia; details given about job losses in Florida with the completion of the program. [Shuttle Atlantis pilot Doug HURLEY†, commander Chris FERGUSON - comment on the mission.] [Smithsonian Inst. space curator Roger LAUNIUS†- talks about the accomplishments and the stunning knowledge we have gotten.] [NASA administrator retired Gen. Charles BOLDEN†- talks about human space flight.]

Snow, Kate;
Costello, Tom

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