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CAIB Report: Columbia Accident Investigation Board

The Space Shuttle Columbia disaster took place on February 1, 2003. For the next seven months, a group of scientists have been compiling evidence to determine what went wrong and how to prevent future accidents. At this NASA website, visitors can read the findings of this extensive report. Within the report interface, users can view six short movies illustrating the launch, the foam striking the...
NASA's Implementation Plan for Space Shuttle Return to Flight and Beyond

Since the tragic accident involving the space shuttle Columbia, the remainder of NASA's space shuttle fleet has been grounded indefinitely. This paper is "a periodically updated document demonstrating our progress toward safe return to flight and implementation of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board recommendations." Nearly 250 pages in length, the paper looks at specific systems of the...
Key Documents in the History of Space Policy

All of the projects that NASA takes on are controlled by politics. This website allows users to explore the key discussions in the political agenda by supplying significant documents that have affected the history of the United States space program. Documents range from the 1958 Space Act, which established NASA, to the 2004 Assessment of the NASA Agency-wide Applicability of the Columbia Accident...
Retired Space Shuttles for sale, shipping not included

Request for information on space shuttle orbiter and space shuttle main engine placement Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Phase Two The Flight Continues Shuttle and Station Video Podcasts Buran � the...