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NASA Reconsiders, Will Release Scary Air Survey

Director regrets appearance of putting airline profits before safety

(Newser) - NASA's director reversed course today in testimony before Congress, saying the agency will release data showing that near air accidents are more common than previously realized. NASA feared releasing the information would upset travelers and hurt airline profits. "I regret any impression that NASA was in any way trying... More »

NASA Learned Its Lesson With Endeavour

Caution, elaborate tools mark dramatic shift from Columbia era

(Newser) - Endeavour faced the same problem that the ill-fated Columbia did, but NASA officials handled the two missions in dramatically different ways, marking a radical cultural shift at the space agency. Columbia’s shuttle suffered more damage from a flying piece of foam, but NASA still spent days using elaborate equipment... More »

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