Columbia Investigation Journal - Part 6
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COLUMBIA DISASTER INVESTIGATION
Latest updates here.
LEFT: Sadly, the Astronaut Memorial Mirror had
to be updated to reflect seven new heroes. Image: NASA.
RIGHT: STS-107 mission patch.
26 August 2003 -
Columbia board releases
final report -
NASA culture slammed
- foam hit
was the fatal
blow - investigation milestones
- read the report here
or here. NASA reports:
CAIB Releases Final Report
Columbia Accident Investigation Board, or CAIB, released its final report
today on its probe into the loss of Space Shuttle Columbia and the
STS-107 crew. The report
can be found on the Board’s Web site -
The Board began its investigation shortly after Columbia and
its crew were lost Feb. 1. Columbia broke up during re-entry over Texas
en route to landing 16 minutes later at Kennedy Space Center, Fla. The
STS-107 crewmembers -- Commander Rick Husband, Pilot Willie McCool,
Mission Specialists Michael Anderson, Dave Brown, Laurel Clark and
Kalpana Chawla and Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon of Israel -- were
returning home after a successful 16-day scientific research mission.
Retired Admiral Harold W. "Hal" Gehman Jr. has served as
CAIB’s chairman throughout the inquiry. He and other Board members will
discuss Their findings during a briefing at 10 a.m. CDT (1500 GMT)
today. The briefing will be aired live on
NASA TV and
on the CAIB's Web site.
NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe will discuss initial CAIB
findings during a briefing Wednesday at 10 a.m. CDT (1500 GMT). NASA TV
will air O’Keefe’s briefing live.
As part of its efforts to return the Space Shuttle back to
service, NASA has set up a task group chaired by former Astronauts Thomas
P. Stafford and Richard O. Covey. NASA chartered the group to perform an
independent assessment of the Agency’s implementation of the CAIB's final
NASA TV Schedule
Return-To-Flight Briefing live on NASA TV on
Monday (Sep 8) at 1PM EDT -
Check NASA TV for upcoming
16 Nov 2008
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