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Wing Fragment Studied in Columbia Disaster

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Wing Fragment Studied in Columbia Disaster

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Wing Fragment Studied in Columbia Disaster

Wing Fragment Studied in Columbia Disaster

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Among 12,000 fragments of space shuttle Columbia located so far, NASA has what may be its first significant discovery: a portion of the spacecraft's wing. But NASA is cautious about what Friday's find means for efforts to reconstruct the disaster. NPR's Richard Harris reports.