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NASA's Space Shuttle Program: 30 Years of Flight

Columbia Debris

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Columbia Debris

NASA crash investigators examine debris from the space shuttle Columbia in a hangar on March 7, 2003 at the Kennedy Space Center, in Florida. Investigators attempted to reassemble debris from the shuttle to learn what caused Columbia to break-up during reentry.

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