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NASA Explores Role of Space Debris in Shuttle Disaster

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NASA Explores Role of Space Debris in Shuttle Disaster

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NASA Explores Role of Space Debris in Shuttle Disaster

NASA Explores Role of Space Debris in Shuttle Disaster

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NASA is exploring several theories about what could have caused the break-up of the space shuttle Columbia. One likely cause also is one of the most difficult to prove — that the space shuttle was hit by a piece of debris in orbit. NPR's Richard Harris reports.