Links from the Times for Dec. 31
New NASA report details final minutes of Columbia
A new NASA report (PDF) released Tuesday details the chaotic final minutes of Columbia, which disintegrated over Texas on Feb. 1, 2003. The point of the 400-page analysis is to figure out how to make NASA's next spaceship more survivable. The report targeted problems with the spacesuits, restraints and helmets of the Columbia crew. | Story: New NASA report on Columbia | Photo gallery: See final critical moments in Columbia's flight.