01 February 2006

This post taken from the website honouring the crew of the Columbia, my additions to the text are in italics.

Please pray for the families of these brave souls today; I am posting this a couple of hours (EST) before the exact moment the shuttle began it horrible disintegration early on the morning of 1 Feb 2003.

STS-107 Crew
The STS-107 crew:

Rick Husband

William McCool

Mission Specialist
Kalpana Chawla

Mission Specialist
David Brown

Mission Specialist
Michael Anderson

Mission Specialist
Laurel Clark

Payload Specialist
Ilan Ramon

When Space Shuttle Columbia broke up during re-entry on Feb. 1, 2003, the STS-107 crewmembers perished. The diverse crew consisted of seven astronauts who took different paths to reach the stars. Visit the Human Space Flight Web's STS-107 Crew Memorial at http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/station/ to learn more about these brave men and women. A statement from the families of the STS-107 crew about the Space Shuttle Columbia accident is available for reading by clicking the link at the site...

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