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Post by Chicago Astronomer Joe on Aug 2, 2004 23:43:12 GMT -6
Suit Claims Bad Bolts Doomed Columbia
This from Space.com, states that it was faulty bolts that caused the tragedy, and not the foam insulation...
CAPE CANAVERAL -- A Delaware company is suing a competing NASA contractor, alleging defective bolts -- not foam -- doomed shuttle Columbia.
Hi-Shear Technology Corp., which made the booster-rocket connecting bolts for shuttles before Columbia's final launch last year, last week sued the company that replaced it, Pacific Scientific Energetic Materials Co.