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Columbia Accident Report

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On Feb. 1, the space shuttle Columbia broke up in the early morning sky on its return to Earth. This week, an independent group of experts releases the results of a seven-month investigation to find out why. Join NPR's Neal Conan and his guests to review the lessons learned from the Columbia tragedy.

Guests:

Richard Harris
*NPR Science Reporter

Harold Gehman
*Chairman of Columbia Accident Investigation Board
*Retired Navy Admiral

Douglas Osheroff
*Member, Columbia Accident Investigation Board
*Professor of physics and applied physics at Stanford University
*Winner of the 1996 Nobel Prize in physics, with two colleagues

Mae Jemison
*Former shuttle astronaut