Columbia Crew Survival Investigation Report (Paperback)

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NASA commissioned the Columbia Accident Investigation Board (CAIB) to conduct a thorough review of both the technical and the organizational causes of the loss of the Space Shuttle Columbia and her crew on February 1, 2003. The accident investigation that followed determined that a large piece of insulating foam from Columbias external tank (ET) had come off during ascent and struck the leading edge of the left wing, causing critical damage. The damage was undetected during the mission. The Columbia accident was not survivable. After the Columbia Accident Investigation Board (CAIB) investigation regarding the cause of the accident was completed, further consideration produced the question of whether there were lessons to be learned about how to improve crew survival in the future. This investigation was performed with the belief that a comprehensive, respectful investigation could provide knowledge that can protect future crews in the worldwide community of human space flight. Additionally, in the course of the investigation, several areas of research were identified that could improve our understanding of both nominal space flight and future spacecraft accidents. This report is the first comprehensive, publicly available accident investigation report addressing crew survival for a human spacecraft mishap, and it provides key information for future crew survival investigations. The results of this investigation are intended to add meaning to the sacrifice of the crews lives by making space flight safer for all future generations. *Author: NASA *Binding Type: Paperback *Number of Pages: 400 *Publication Date: 2009/01/15 *Language: English *Dimensions: 8.26 x 11.02 x 0.82 inches


Publisher House of Joy Publishing
Mfg Part# 9780979828898
SKU 210777304
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0979828899
Release Date 2/17/2009
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0400
Publisher House of Joy Publishing
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