Tip sheet provides a feature angles on space and politics: A successful launch of hte Space Shuttle Disovery, the first since the Challenger explosion, "will dictate the level of enthusiasm and morale in the aerospace community," according to James N. Scott, a former NASA researcher who is now a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and a nationally recognized expert in computational fluid dynamics. Associate professor of political science Norman J. Fogel says it's not the televised debates that are shaping voter perceptions, but the "reaction and analysis of the debates by the media."
"Successful Space Shuttle Launch Will Boost Entire Aerospace Industry; Presidential Debates Reinforce Public Opinions, May Shift Undecided Voters" (1988). News Releases. 5014.