NASA Mission STS-107, Columbia Space Shuttle, Flight 117 in 2003 killed seven ( 7 ) astronauts whom were already in trouble, and this image proves their air-lock breach between the crew cabin and payload bay area where all that stood between them entering Earth's ionosphere was flimsey 'medical tape' used as a seal to withstand pressure, heat and speed. Report:

columbia sts 107 | Apollo 1, Challenger STS-51L & Columbia STS-107 memorial patch - a ...

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Remembering Columbia - On February 1, 2003, during re-entry, the Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated over northern Texas with all seven crewmembers aboard. On the bottom row (L to R) are astronauts Kalpana Chawla, mission specialist; Rick D. Husband, mission commander; Laurel B. Clark, mission specialist; and Ilan Ramon, payload specialist. In the top row (L to R) are astronauts David M. Brown, mission specialist; William C. McCool, pilot; and Michael P. Anderson, payload commander.

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Remembering Columbia. The seven-member crew of the STS-107 mission was just 16 minutes from landing on the morning of Feb. 1, 2003, when Mission Control lost contact with the shuttle Columbia. A piece of foam, falling from the external tank during launch, had opened a hole in one of the shuttle's wings, leading to the breakup of the orbiter upon re-entry. #NASADayofRemembrance

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Astronaut Laurel B. Clark, STS-107 mission specialist, shown on February 26, 2002. She perished in flight on February 1, 2003, when Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated over northern Texas.

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On February 1, Space Shuttle Columbia was destroyed in a disaster that claimed the lives of all seven of its crew. This video is from inside the crew cabin of Space Shuttle Columbia as it begins its re-entry and contains approximately an extra 5 minutes of footage not seen elsewhere. While February 1 was an occasion for mourning, the efforts ...

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The Space Shuttle Columbia takes off for mission STS-107 which would be it's final one. Columbia disintegrated 16 days later on reentry. (January 16, 2003)

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2003 ~ Yet another tragic day in Space history ~ Space Shuttle Columbia disaster ~ a community mourned the loss. Always remembered in our <3 's

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columbia sts 107 | ... STS-107 Commander Rick Husband in the cockpit of Columbia during TCDT

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