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Last Communication & Troubleshooting Columbia Disaster

We hear the last communication with the space shuttle Columbia before it broke up on reentry. NPR's Larry Abramson joins host Steve Inskeep to talk about some of the technical problems known thus far, such as temperature anomalies.

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Steve Inskeep is a host of NPR's Morning Edition, as well as NPR's morning news podcast Up First.
Larry Abramson is NPR's National Security Correspondent. He covers the Pentagon, as well as issues relating to the thousands of vets returning home from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
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