By Michael Cabbage, William Harwood
Publish yr note: First released January twenty seventh 2004 by means of loose Press
On February 1, 2003, the unthinkable occurred. the distance travel Columbia disintegrated 37 miles above Texas, seven courageous astronauts have been killed and America's house application, consistently an eyeblink from catastrophe, suffered its moment catastrophic in-flight failure. in contrast to the Challenger catastrophe 17 years past, Columbia's destruction left the kingdom one failure clear of the aptitude abandonment of human house exploration.
Media assurance within the speedy aftermath occupied with the potential reason for the catastrophe, and at the nation's grief. however the complete human tale, and the stunning info of NASA's the most important errors, have by no means been informed -- before.
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