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The Columbia Accident Investigation Board (CAIB)

  • The CAIB Charter outlines the purpose of the board and its members.

  • Biographies of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board Members.

  • The following documents were created based on information provided in documents by the Columbia Accident Investigation Board.
    • The CAIB Synopsis was written by Jennifer Troxell of the NASA History Office and provides a brief overview of the CAIB and its recommendations.
    • The Columbia Recommendation Spreadsheet was compiled by Jennifer Troxell of the NASA History Office and connects the CAIB findings with the various recommendations presented in the CAIB report.

  • CAIB Preliminary Recommendations. Recommendations from the CAIB published in advance of the final report.

  • This STS-107 Working Scenario was created by the CAIB and NASA’s Accident Investigation Team. It documents known facts about the accident, includes timelines, and also presents relevant historical information about the STS-107 mission. It originally appeared on the CAIB Web site.
  • The Foam Impact Velocity Demonstration document details the process by which the CAIB determined the debris impact speed on the orbiter. It originally appeared on the CAIB Web site.

  • The CAIB Report. All six volumes of the report available for download.
 
 

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Updated September 17, 2009
Steve Garber, NASA History Web Curator
Jennifer Troxell, Author
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