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Columbia Accident Investigation Board Final Report, Volume 1

Columbia Accident Investigation Board

In 1981, Columbia became the first spacecraft of its type to fly in Earth orbit and successfully completed 27 missions over more than two decades. During the STS-107 mission, Columbia and its crew traveled more than six million miles in 16 days. The Orbiter's destruction, just 16 minutes before scheduled touchdown, shows that space flight is still far from routine. It involves a substantial element of risk, which must be recognized, but never accepted with resignation. The seven Columbia astronauts believed that the risk was worth the reward. The Board salutes their courage and dedicates this report to their memory. - Summary from the Board ReportNote: Volumes 2-6 are supporting documents and transcripts not included in this recording.

In 1981, Columbia became the first spacecraft of its type to fly in Earth orbit and successfully completed 27 missions over more than two decades. During the STS-107 mission, Columbia and its crew traveled more than six million miles in 16 days. The Orbiter's destruction, just 16 minutes before scheduled touchdown, shows that space flight is still far from routine. It involves a substantial element of risk, which must be recognized, but never accepted with resignation. The seven Columbia astronauts believed that the risk was worth the reward. The Board salutes their courage and dedicates this report to their memory. - Summary from the Board ReportNote: Volumes 2-6 are supporting documents and transcripts not included in this recording.
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History

Description:

In 1981, Columbia became the first spacecraft of its type to fly in Earth orbit and successfully completed 27 missions over more than two decades. During the STS-107 mission, Columbia and its crew traveled more than six million miles in 16 days. The Orbiter's destruction, just 16 minutes before scheduled touchdown, shows that space flight is still far from routine. It involves a substantial element of risk, which must be recognized, but never accepted with resignation. The seven Columbia astronauts believed that the risk was worth the reward. The Board salutes their courage and dedicates this report to their memory. - Summary from the Board ReportNote: Volumes 2-6 are supporting documents and transcripts not included in this recording.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Multiple - LibriVox Community

Length:

19h 3m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

11:48


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

22:55


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

21:51


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

35:21


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

32:28


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

32:51


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

29:22


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

20:45


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

28:16


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:35


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

20:58


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

29:56


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

48:51


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

29:52


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

27:58


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

29:56


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

30:48


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

41:14


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

34:14


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

37:42


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

41:23


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

27:15


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

35:35


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

24:21


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

27:32


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

27:06


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

34:30


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

36:51


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

09:39


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

35:02


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

31:37


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

41:10


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

28:51


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

34:56


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

35:03


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

33:08


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

49:48


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

13:27