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August 6, 2011
NASA's Chief of Staff, John D Schumacher, reviews the CAIB's Columbia Report. Chairman of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board (CAIB), retired U.S. Navy Admiral Harold Gehman, moments earlier presented the results of the panel's investigation to NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe. The CAIB completed the report late last week after spending nearly seven months investigating the technical facts of the Feb. 1 accident and interviewing hundreds of NASA engineers and other agency employees. Administrator O'Keefe has pledged to return the Space Shuttle to safe flight when the agency demonstrates it's 'fit to fly.'