I was following it on this FR thread:
[AP SCOOP] Space Shuttle Columbia Will Be Visible In San Francisco Area (6AM Pacific)
Posted on Saturday, February 01, 2003 7:38:08 AM by leadpenny
Space Shuttle Columbia is in a decent for the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and will pass over the San Francisco Area around 6:00 AM Pacific Time. Route will take the Shuttle over Las Vegas, Flagstaff, etc. NASA has still not decided which runway will be used. Landing will be at 9:16 AM Eastern.
I remember it was a Sat. morning about 10 am and I was here in MA wondering about some snow upcoming. I turned on the TV and on the NBC Boston affiliate saw the various coverage with the headline on the bottom reading: Space Shuttle Apparently
Disintegrates Over Texas
Post 13 gives me chills.