Spokesman in Russia: No Single Version of
Columbia Shuttle Tragedy in Place Yet
PUZYREV, RIA NOVOSTI
CENTER /KOROLEV, MOSCOW REGION/, MARCH 18–The independent commission
of Admiral Geman, looking into what caused the catastrophe of
the Columbia shuttle spaceship, has not yet shaped an single version.
Sergei Puzanov, public relations coordinator at
the NASA office in the Russian Mission Control Center, said this
The fact-finding commission is working on 7 to
8 versions and seems to come to the conclusion that there was
no single cause of the fault but, rather, a set of circumstances
that led to the crash.
It is too early to talk of when space flights
will be resumed, stressed Puzanov.
Simultaneously, he expressed the hope that, upon
the completion of work of the Geman commission and its conclusions
/for which it has only 60 days/, the United States National Aeronautics
and Space Administration will in April fix flight dates and timeframes
for the remaining three shuttles.