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New Safety Center to Examine NASA Programs

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New Safety Center to Examine NASA Programs

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New Safety Center to Examine NASA Programs

New Safety Center to Examine NASA Programs

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In response to criticisms raised by Columbia investigators, NASA announces plans to create an independent engineering and safety center. The Hampton, Va.-based center, which will employ about 250, will examine all space agency programs following the Feb. 1 Columbia disaster that killed all seven astronauts aboard. Hear NPR's David Kestenbaum.