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The space shuttle's return to flight

On 26 August last year, the Columbia Accident Investigation Board released its assessment of the devastating space shuttle crash on 1 February 2003, which claimed seven lives and brought the US human space flight programme to a jarring halt. One year on from the report, looks at the shuttle's long road to recovery, and its uncertain future.

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, and Columbia Accident Investigation Board memberMassachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, and Columbia Accident Investigation Board memberDirector of NASA Ames Research Center, California, and Columbia Accident Investigation Board member

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Peplow, M. The space shuttle's return to flight. Nature (2004).

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