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Space Station Contract, Part 2 (1987)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Huntsville, Alabama

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1987-01-30

Duration: 00:09:16

Subjects: United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration | Boeing Company | Technology


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Roedts, Lynda Reporter
  • Lebovitz, Paul Interviewee
  • Wilson, Joseph Interviewee
  • Hagar, Robert Interviewee
  • Stern, Paul Interviewee
  • Powell, Luther Interviewee
  • Donaruma, Guy Interviewee
  • Davis, Joseph Interviewee


This segment from the January 30, 1987, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features the second part of Lynda Roedts’ report on the competition between Martin Marietta in New Orleans and the Boeing Company in Huntsville, Alabama, for a $2.5 billion NASA contract to build the common module, or living quarters, on a permanent space station. Her report focuses on the Boeing Company’s proposal for the space station. She interviews: Paul Lebovitz of Boeing; Joseph Wilson of Boeing; Robert Hagar of Boeing; Paul Stern of Boeing; Luther Powell of NASA: Dr. Guy Donaruma of the University of Alabama at Huntsville; and Huntsville Mayor Joseph Davis. Host: Rob Hinton