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Shuttle Disaster Witness

NPR's Juan Williams talks with astronomer Tony Beasley, possibly the first person to see the space shuttle Columbia break apart Saturday. Beasley was watching the shuttle from Southern California when he saw Columbia begin to fly apart. He recorded his observations to help NASA officials get a better sense of what happened that morning.

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