NewsBREAKTHROUGH OF THE YEAR

Breakdown of the Year: Space Shuttle Columbia

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Science  19 Dec 2003:
Vol. 302, Issue 5653, pp. 2042
DOI: 10.1126/science.302.5653.2042

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On 1 February, the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated as it returned to Earth from a science mission, leaving seven dead, the shuttle fleet grounded, and NASA's future in question.

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