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Wing Fragment Studied in Columbia Disaster

Among 12,000 fragments of space shuttle Columbia located so far, NASA has what may be its first significant discovery: a portion of the spacecraft's wing. But NASA is cautious about what Friday's find means for efforts to reconstruct the disaster. NPR's Richard Harris reports.

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Award-winning journalist Richard Harris has reported on a wide range of topics in science, medicine and the environment since he joined NPR in 1986. In early 2014, his focus shifted from an emphasis on climate change and the environment to biomedical research.