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ID:

178

Date:

2007-04-15

Headline:

NASA paid $26.6M to Columbia families

Reporter's name:

Jim Leusner

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Orlando Sentinel

City:

Orlando, FL

Summary:

NASA paid $26.6 million to the families of seven astronauts who died aboard space shuttle Columbia -- a settlement that has been kept secret for more than 2 1/2 years. The space agency recruited former FBI Director William Webster, also a former federal judge, to act as a mediator and adviser in negotiating the out-of-court settlements, according to documents released to the Orlando Sentinel through FOIA.

Keywords:

NASA, astronauts, space shuttle Columbia, former FBI Director William Webster


Agencies:

NASA

States:

FL

Categories:

space


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