NASA Considering What to Do with Shuttle Debris

As the Columbia accident investigation is wrapping up, NASA is considering what to do with the 84,000 pieces of debris; currently arranged on the floor of a hanger at the Kennedy Space Center. Several cities have requested pieces of debris for their memorials to the shuttle, and the agency is seeking guidance on how they can make it accessible while avoiding the “ghoulish factor” of putting it on display. Debris from the previous Challenger accident was packaged up and put into storage – that’s unlikely to happen with Columbia.