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Columbia Report Blasts NASA's Culture

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Columbia Report Blasts NASA's Culture

Columbia Report Blasts NASA's Culture

Columbia Report Blasts NASA's Culture

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The panel investigating the Columbia disaster releases its final report on what caused the space shuttle to break up Feb. 1. The report confirms the theory that foam debris from the shuttle's fuel tank severely damaged the craft during liftoff. But it lays the ultimate blame on mismanagement at NASA, citing organizational and cultural shortcomings. Hear NPR's David Kestenbaum.

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