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A MEMORIAL - Space Shuttle Columbia - February 1, 2003
A Virtual Cemetery created by: Barbara Grimes
Description: Space Shuttle Columbia was the first spaceworthy Space Shuttle in NASA's orbital fleet. First launched on the STS-1 mission, the first of the Space Shuttle program, it completed 27 missions before disintegrating during re-entry on February 1, 2003 near the end of its 28th mission, resulting in the deaths of all crew members aboard. Columbia was destroyed while re-entering the atmosphere after a 16-day scientific mission. The Columbia Accident Investigation Board determined that a hole was punctured in the leading edge on one of Columbia's wings, made of a carbon composite. The hole had formed when a piece of insulating foam from the external fuel tank peeled off during the launch 16 days earlier and struck the shuttle's wing. During the intense heat of re-entry, hot gases penetrated the interior of the wing, destroying the support structure and causing the rest of the shuttle to break apart. The nearly 84,000 pieces of collected debris of the vessel are stored in a 16th floor office suite in the Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center. >>>>>The seven crew members who died aboard this final mission were: Rick Husband, Commander; William C. McCool, Pilot; Michael P. Anderson, Payload Commander; David M. Brown, Mission Specialist 1; Kalpana Chawla, Mission Specialist 2; Laurel Clark, Mission Specialist 4; and Ilan Ramon, Payload Specialist 1<<<<
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Anderson, Michael Philip 7135889
b. Dec. 25, 1959 d. Feb. 1, 2003
Arlington National Cemete...
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Brown, David M. 7135419
b. Apr. 16, 1956 d. Feb. 1, 2003
Arlington National Cemete...
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Chawla, Kalpana 7135439
b. Jul. 1, 1961 d. Feb. 1, 2003
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Clark, Laurel Blair Salton 7135846
b. Mar. 10, 1961 d. Feb. 1, 2003
Arlington National Cemete...
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Husband, Rick D. 7135753
b. Jul. 12, 1957 d. Feb. 1, 2003
Llano Cemetery
Amarillo
Randall County
Texas, USA
McCool, William C. 7135426
b. Sep. 23, 1961 d. Feb. 1, 2003
Grand View Cemetery
Anacortes
Skagit County
Washington, USA
McCool, William C. 34729148
b. Sep. 23, 1961 d. Feb. 1, 2003
North Prairie Cemetery
Washington County
Illinois, USA
Ramon, Capt Asaf 77649121
b. 1988 d. Sep. 13, 2009
Moshav Nahalal Cemetery
Nahalal
Hatzafon (Northern District)
Israel
Ramon, Ilan 7135431
b. Jun. 20, 1954 d. Feb. 1, 2003
Moshav Nahalal Cemetery
Nahalal
Hatzafon (Northern District)
Israel
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