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NASA Pays Columbia Disaster Families

The Seattle Post Intelligencer reports that NASA gave $26.6 million to family members of the atronauts that died in the Columbia disaster in 2003.

The amount of money each family received has not yet been released, but the husband of Laurel Clark said that the numbers were on the "low side" of what they wanted, the article reports.

The Courier Mail reports that NASA recruited the former FBI Director William Webster to act as a mediater and advisor for the out-of-court settlements about the Columbia disaster repayment.

The article continues to report that it's NASA's money, not the public's money, after some were concerned about where the money was coming from.