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Shuttle Debris Archeology

NPR's John Nielsen examines the arduous process of finding the pieces of the shuttle Columbia that have been spread across such a large area. He explains the difference between shuttle "forensics" and the investigation of plane crashes.

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John Nielsen
John Nielsen covers environmental issues for NPR. His reports air regularly on NPR's award-winning news magazines, All Things Considered, Morning Edition and Weekend Edition. He also prepares documentaries for the NPR/National Geographic Radio Expeditions series, which is heard regularly on Morning Edition. Nielsen also occasionally serves as the substitute host for several NPR News programs.

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