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In Depth (Space: Shuttle Columbia / Disaster / Investigation) #721090

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 05, 2003
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Johnson Space Center: Robert Hager) The investigation of the breakup of the space shuttle Columbia featured; amateur video shown of the shuttle’s descent over Phoenix, Arizona; scenes shown of a plane carrying remains of the Columbia’s seven astronauts landing at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. [Space shuttle program manager Ron DITTEMORE†- says it does not make sense that a piece of debris was the root cause for the loss of Columbia & its crew.] [San Bernardino County, California, sheriff’s department Chip PATTERSON†- comments on what may be a piece of shuttle debris found near Joshua Tree, California.] [NBC News space & science analyst James OBERG††- says the heat tiles may have been coming off over Phoenix.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Hager, Robert

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