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Space Shuttle Investigation Widens

An external board expands its investigation into the space shuttle Columbia, which broke apart upon re-entry Feb. 1. The investigation will include a wider review of how NASA manages the entire shuttle program. NPR's Eric Niiler reports.

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Eric Niiler
Eric Niiler reports for NPR's national desk. His work can be heard on All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and other NPR newsmagazines. Before moving to his current post, Niiler was a reporter for NPR's Day to Day program, and also filed pieces for NPR's national and science desks.