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Shuttle Reaction

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Shuttle Reaction

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NPR's Richard Harris reports on the recommendations suggested by the Columbia Accident Investigation Board in its report on the Feb. 1 disintegration of the shuttle. NASA is expected to fix the technical problems by next spring, in time to launch a new shuttle mission. More difficult will be making fundamental changes in NASA's approach to detecting and correcting problems.

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