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NASA E-Mails Reveal Early Concerns of Landing Problems

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NASA E-Mails Reveal Early Concerns of Landing Problems

NASA E-Mails Reveal Early Concerns of Landing Problems

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Newly disclosed NASA e-mails suggest that engineers predicted even before the Feb. 1 Columbia tragedy that the space shuttle's left wing could fall off. The e-mails indicate that lower-level engineers talked amongst themselves about what would happen if falling debris during launch damaged the shuttle. Hear NPR's Richard Harris.