Are there transcripts from the private hearings of the Rogers Commission?
I'm a researcher who has been working on a project about the Challenger accident. I have seen the Rogers Report and transcripts from the public hearings on GovInfo.gov but I wanted to know if any transcripts exist from the closed-door, private hearings.
I'm specifically interested in the transcript from the closed-door hearing on February 10, 1986, at the Old Executive Building in DC, if a transcript exists.
If there is a transcript, I would be so grateful if someone would point me in the right direction!
Thank you for your question.
There is a publicly-available transcript of the February 10, 1986 executive session on page 243 of Volume 4 of the Report of Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident.
You can find a PDF version on the Defense Technical Information Center website at https://apps.dtic.mil/sti/pdfs/ADA171404.pdf#page=248
NASA has also made an HTML version of this transcript available on their NASA History page at https://history.nasa.gov/rogersrep/v4part3.htm
It is also available from Google Books at https://www.google.com/books/edition/Report_to_the_President/VxpdndYqtYUC
I hope this information is helpful. Let me know if this is not the transcript you are looking for, or if the links don't work.
Lead Government Information Reference Associate
University of North Texas Libraries