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    SUMMARY: Investigators working on the Columbia accident said this week that the launch photos from a key camera were too blurry to provide useful images. Sharper images of foam falling from the external tank and crashing into the wing might have given NASA more reason to take the situation seriously. The investigators recommended that NASA upgrade its camera systems for future launches, and consider additional views from airplanes and ships.


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    Additional views from airplanes and ships? Of the shuttles when they take off? Are NASA using film or are they using digital cameras these days for these sort of images? Surely digital right?

    One thing I'm sure of is that after this horrific accident the chances of that particular accident happening again are going to be a lot less, and that goes for new launch systems in future as well.

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