Columbia Astronauts Died Quickly, Says Report

The seven astronauts who died when Space Shuttle Columbia exploded in 2003 never had a chance, according to a report written at NASA's request. The ship depressurized "so rapidly that the crew was incapacitated within seconds," the report says, meaning that no one was conscious by the time the shuttle disintegrated in the skies over Texas. But there may be useful lessons to be learned about the design of future spacecraft, says the report, which NASA is releasing today in response to a...Full Story
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