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Shuttle Investigation

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Shuttle Investigation

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Shuttle Investigation

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NPR's Richard Harris reports that NASA is dismissing the theory that the primary cause of the space shuttle Columbia disaster was damage from a piece of foam insulation that broke off and struck the shuttle during liftoff. NASA is instead focusing on overheating inside the left wing during reentry into the Earth's atmosphere and reviewing the last seconds of data from the shuttle.