Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster

Host Neal Conan has the latest developments in the space shuttle Columbia disaster.


Joe Palca
* NPR Science Correspondent

John Stewart
* Former member of the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel from 1980-2001
* Currently a Consultant for Stewart, Wright, and Associates

Andrew Chaikin
* Science Journalist and author, A Man on the Moon

Jeff Hoffman
* Former astronaut
* Professor of Astonautical Engineering at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Jim Pawelczyk
* Shuttle astronaut
* Payload specialist on Columbia in 1998

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