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NASA Engineers Discuss 'Prophetic' E-Mails

NASA engineers speak out about a much-discussed e-mail exchange that seemed to anticipate the space shuttle Columbia catastrophe. They tell reporters their comments were seen by the right people and were accorded the weight they deserved. NPR's Richard Harris reports.

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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.