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.
The STS-107 crew:
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...