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Sunday, February 1, 2004



First Anniversary of the Loss of Columbia

One Year ago, Columbia broke up on reentry to Earth. On board was Commander Rick D. Husband, Pilot William C. McCool, Payload Commander Michael P. Anderson, Mission Specialist 1 David M. Brown, Mission Specialist 2 Kalpana Chawla, Mission Specialist 3 Laurel Blair Salton Clark, and Payload Specialist 1 Ilan Ramon. Working 24 hours a day, in two alternating shifts, the crew successfully conducted approximately 80 experiments. All 7 died 16 minutes before landing due to foam destroying a section of the shuttle's heat shield.

(More info: NASA)


- posted by Jim @ 12:33 EST