Spacehab sues NASA for Columbia losses

Spacehab announced on Friday February 3rd that it is filing a civil complaint against NASA for loss and damages suffered during the Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy in February 2003.


Spacehab, a maker of space shuttle living space and cargo components, announced on Friday that it is filing a civil complaint against NASA for loss and damages suffered during the Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy in February 2003.



Spacehab claims that NASA’s actions and omissions led to the space shuttle disaster and the destruction of the company’s flight assets.



The company says it filed a contract claim for $87.7 million with NASA in 2004. NASA paid $8 million plus interest in October 2004, claiming its limited liability. The company then appealed the claim beyond the $8 million, seeking $79.7 million.



Spacehab says NASA has not responded to the appeal.