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In this image from video, an object is visible falling from the Space Shuttle Columbia during liftoff on January 16, 2003 from the Kennedy Space Center, at Cape Canaveral, Florida.
In this image from video, an object is visible falling from the Space Shuttle Columbia during liftoff on January 16, 2003 from the Kennedy Space Center, at Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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"I, like everybody else, just made the wrong assumption, and it led to the death of my friends," astronaut Hadfield says.

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"I, like everybody else, just made the wrong assumption, and it led to the death of my friends," astronaut Hadfield says.