Legal news from Sunday, February 2, 2003
18:02 EDT

[JURIST] Probably not. In July 1986, six months after the Challenger accident, Ms. Jane Smith, the widow of Challenger pilot Captain Michael J. Smith, filed a wrongful death claim against the United States government, the manager of NASA, and Morton Thiokol, the manufacturer of the shuttle's solid rocket boosters. Smith [read more]

13:02 EDT

[JURIST] NASA announced Sunday the membership of the independent investigation board formed to look into Saturday's loss of the Columbia space shuttle. The Space Shuttle Mishap Interagency Investigation Board will be chaired by retired US Navy Admiral Harold Gehman, who co-chaired the commission that investigated the attack on the U.S.S. [read more]

09:02 EDT

[JURIST] Public warnings against interference with Space Shuttle debris are based on safety considerations, investigatory needs, and the provisions of US Code Title 18, Section 641 [text] on theft of US government property. [read more]

09:02 EDT

[JURIST] Review the President's Memorandum for the Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency declaring a state of emergency for Texas [memorandum text] in connection with the loss and disintegration of the Columbia space shuttle Saturday. [read more]

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