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** Photos ** An American Tragedy. The Space Shuttle Columbia.
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Posted on 02/01/2003 3:04:03 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
The U.S. space agency NASA lost contact with the space shuttle Columbia minutes before its scheduled landing February 1, 2002. NASA said it scrambled rescue units to search in Texas for the shuttle and its seven astronauts. The agency lost contact at around 9 a.m./1400 GMT, about 16 minutes before its scheduled landing at Kennedy Space Center. Columbia is NASA's oldest shuttle and first flew in 1981. A January 12, 2003 file photo shows space shuttle Columbia astronauts pose at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. From left are Mission Specialist Kalpana Chawla, Payload Commander Michael Anderson, Pilot William "Willie" McCool, Commander Rick Husband, Mission Specialists Laurel Clark and David Brown, and Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon, who is the first Israeli astronaut to fly on a Shuttle mission.
TOPICS: Israel; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: columbia; columbiatragedy; feb12003; nasa; shuttle; spaceshuttle; sts107
Very Nice, Thank You!
posted on 02/01/2003 3:05:20 PM PST
( Arby's says no more Horsey Sauce for Scott Ritter !!!!)
Thank you very much for this!!
posted on 02/01/2003 3:06:25 PM PST
Thank you for the pics.
posted on 02/01/2003 3:06:35 PM PST
Thanks for putting this together. It is excellent.
posted on 02/01/2003 3:06:55 PM PST
(Space Is The Final Frontier...)
Great job bump!
posted on 02/01/2003 3:08:00 PM PST
(Armed in the Heartland)
Good job and thanks for the work. bttt
posted on 02/01/2003 3:14:19 PM PST
posted on 02/01/2003 3:16:45 PM PST
(RIP Columbia crew - you were the "right stuff")
When your able to hook up to FR again, this is a good compilation of shuttle pictures.
posted on 02/01/2003 3:20:36 PM PST
( Pray for our troops!)
Nice job !
posted on 02/01/2003 3:37:41 PM PST
(Columbia did not return safely to Earth; yet we can pray that all are safely home.)
As an aside, the area where the wreckage fell is what they call "Deep East TX" - meaning heavy/thick forests of timber. Recovery of all the wreckage will be very difficult, IMHO.
I hadn't heard this described before, so thought people might be interested. (I lived in Nacogdoches for 10 mths.)
posted on 02/01/2003 3:40:16 PM PST
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How ironic that their mission patch would have a "Shooting Star" and the left wing displaying the crew as "Stars"
posted on 02/01/2003 3:47:31 PM PST
Shoot I just noticed the "HALO"...Spooky
posted on 02/01/2003 3:52:14 PM PST
posted on 02/01/2003 3:54:47 PM PST
Thanks for helping me get to know these men and women a little. Seeing a face always helps ground me in a story and seeing these Americans reminded me what a great nation we truly are. So diverse in make-up and background, we are still one in mourning and the pride that we produce and attract these kinds of people. Even in tragedy like this, I am proud to be an American.
The picture of Ilan Ramon covering his face as the others talk about him just breaks my heart
posted on 02/01/2003 4:31:37 PM PST
(God Bless America !)
posted on 02/01/2003 4:34:20 PM PST
What a tribute. Thanks for posting these.
Beautiful tribute, thank you.
A Memorial I did this morning in Photoshop.
I am using this for my desktop. Feel free to use it or post
it anywhere you like.
The Background was taken by Digital Camera from this
The rest of the pics are from Nasa's website.
There is a larger version on my website here:
posted on 02/01/2003 7:47:04 PM PST
Well done. Thank you.
bump again for excellent photo collection.
posted on 02/02/2003 4:00:54 PM PST
(Space Is The Final Frontier...)
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