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Prediction of Shuttle Problems Came True

Richard Blomberg, who spent 15 years on NASA's Aerospace Safety Board, raised concerns nearly a year ago about the safety of future shuttle flights. The forecast now appears prescient, but Blomberg says he did not expect disaster to strike so soon. He speaks to NPR's Scott Simon.

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Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.