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Wednesday, February 5, 2003



Foam Not Cause of Columbia Disaster

Space Shuttle Columbia.
Space Shuttle Columbia.
Credit: AP
NASA today ruled out the insulating foam that struck Columbia on takeoff as the cause of the shuttle's destruction. The piece of foam weighed 2.5 pounds and was moving at 750 feet per second, which would not impart enough force to damage the extremely tough tiling. NASA currently is looking over the evidence it has and examining possibilities of space debris or meteroidal impact, as well as something that could have occurred at launch.

(More info: Yahoo! News)


- posted by Brian @ 23:53 EST