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Space: Shuttle Columbia / Accident Report #736251

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 26, 2003
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Washington: Lisa Stark) The final report on the space shuttle Columbia disaster that damned NASA's management practices examined; details given of the specifics of NASA's failures. [Columbia Accident Investigation Board Douglas OSHEROFF†- says the report was blunt to get NASA's attention; criticizes NASA.] [Columbia Accident Investigation Board Maj. Gen. John BARRY†- says NASA had conflicting goals.] [NASA administrator Sean O'KEEFE†- says we will be accountable.] [Columbia Accident Investigation Board chairman Adm. Hal GEHMAN†- says NASA's scheme is not adequate to manage the shuttle program.] The board's recommendations before a next shuttle flight discussed.

(Studio: Charles Gibson) The report's finding that it took 24 seconds for the shuttle to break up noted.

Gibson, Charles;
Stark, Lisa

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