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On Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003 the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated upon re-entry. All seven astronauts were killed.
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Seated: Rick Husband, mission commander; Kalpana Chawla, mission specialist; and William McCool, pilot. Standing: David Brown, Laurel Clark, and Michael Anderson, all mission specialists; and Ilan Ramon, payload specialist representing the Israeli Space Agency.
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GETTY IMAGES
Debris from the space shuttle streaks across the sky over Tyler, Texas, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003.
DR. SCOTT LIEBERMAN / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Debris from the space shuttle Columbia streaks across the sky over Tyler, Texas, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003. Amateur photographer Dr. Scott Lieberman shot a series of photos showing the break-up of the space shuttle.


 


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