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Podcast: Columbia space shuttle data recovery

Podcast interview with Jeff Pederson of data recovery operations at Kroll Ontrack about the task of recovering data from the hard disc retrieved from the Columbia space shuttle disaster.

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Last week, the Internet was buzzing with news some research had been published based on data that was recovered from a hard disc on the Columbia space shuttle which exploded in 2003, killing its seven crew.

Data recovery specialist Kroll Ontrack recovered data from the mission stored on a 400 Mbyte hard disc that fell to earth. The data on the disc was the result of 370 hours of experiments that cost the US government millions of dollars.

In this podcast Cliff Saran interviews Jeff Pederson, manager of data recovery operations at Kroll Ontrack about the task of rescuing the data from the experiments.

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This was first published in May 2008

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