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NASA Culture and Columbia's Probe

It's been nearly a month since the space shuttle Columbia broke up over Texas. NPR's Richard Harris reports on what has emerged in that time about the possible causes of the disaster, and also about the agency's safety culture, staffing difficulties, contractor relationships, and budget problems.

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Award-winning journalist Richard Harris has reported on a wide range of topics in science, medicine and the environment since he joined NPR in 1986. In early 2014, his focus shifted from an emphasis on climate change and the environment to biomedical research.