TIGHTENING UP NASA's space shuttle program is reviewing its mission operations practices to see how they can better catch signals like those missed before the Columbia accident. The Columbia Accident Investigation Board (CAIB) found top mission managers on STS-107 ignored or discounted warning signs from several directions that the foam strike on Columbia's left wing was serious, and attributed the failure to heed the warning in part to schedule pressure from headquarters. As part of its ...
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