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Columbia Shuttle Disaster: One Year Later

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Columbia Shuttle Disaster: One Year Later

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Columbia Shuttle Disaster: One Year Later

Columbia Shuttle Disaster: One Year Later

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One year ago, the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated during re-entry above the American Southeast, killing all seven aboard. NPR's Liane Hansen speaks with William Langewiesche of The Atlantic Monthly about the changes NASA has — and has not — made since then.