Tuesday, December 30, 2008

NASA RELEASES REPORT ON BREAKUP OF COLUMBIA, CREW DEATHS

WASHINGTON — Seat restraints, pressure suits and helmets of the doomed crew of the space shuttle Columbia didn't work well, leading to "lethal trauma" as the out-of-control ship lost pressure and broke apart, killing all seven astronauts, a new NASA report says. At least one crewmember was alive and pushing buttons for half a minute after a first loud alarm sounded, as he futilely tried to right Columbia during that disastrous day Feb. 1, 2003.--Continue reading. (link fixed)

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