Still challenged

The destruction of the space shuttle Columbia on February 1-the oldest orbiter in the NASA fleet-and of its valiant crew, will assume an unshakable place in our collective memory. Unlike the Challenger in 1986, which burst on take-off before the wide eyes of children watching in classrooms across the country, this generally unheralded mission proceeded largely in anonymity until minutes before completion. But that nondescript impression...

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