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Fri Feb 2, 2018, 01:13 AM

Texans Remember Space Shuttle Columbia's Final Flight

Fifteen years ago today, on a clear blue Texas morning, the Space Shuttle Columbia reentered Earth’s atmosphere after a successful 16-day science mission.

But after communications were not regained with Columbia when expected, it became apparent something was terribly wrong. The shuttle had disintegrated over east Texas skies, killing all seven astronauts on board.

Here are the voices of several Texans whose memories of February 1, 2003 remain vivid, and whose lives were forever changed by what happened that day.

For Laurel Clark, a member of the Columbia crew, it was her first mission. Her husband, Dr. Jonathan Clark, was a NASA shuttle flight surgeon.

Read more: http://www.texasstandard.org/stories/texans-remember-space-shuttle-columbias-final-flight/#

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Feb 2, 2018, 01:28 AM

1. I remember watching it on TV,

such a sad tragedy for them and the whole country.

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Fri Feb 2, 2018, 07:47 AM

2. This weekend, I watched the YT video of CNN's coverage that morning:



"Columbia, Houston. UHF com check..."

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Feb 3, 2018, 01:03 AM

3. I remember looking out my window

when CNN said, "The Space Shuttle should be flying over Texas right now".

Less than 5 minutes later, it was obvious that it was gone.

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