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External Board to Take Control of Shuttle Investigation

A panel of former NASA engineers and military officials prepares to take over the Columbia investigation. More than a week after the space shuttle broke apart upon re-entry, NASA says it has no clear answers. NPR's Eric Niiler reports.

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Eric Niiler
Eric Niiler reports for NPR's national desk. His work can be heard on All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and other NPR newsmagazines. Before moving to his current post, Niiler was a reporter for NPR's Day to Day program, and also filed pieces for NPR's national and science desks.