(From The Yomiuri Shimbun/Daily Yomiuri)
EDITORIAL / NASA's culture must change
Unless the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration fundamentally changes its organizational culture, another disaster cannot be ruled out.
A team of independent investigators looking into the fatal midair breakup of space shuttle Columbia in February on a flight back to Earth has issued a report that harshly criticizes NASA.
In the report, the Columbia Accident Investigation Board vividly reproduced a series of developments leading to the tragedy by citing remarks made in e-mails and during meetings within NASA, attributing them to …