Space Shuttle Columbia disaster

Space Shuttle Columbia disaster

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Credit: CHRIS BUTLER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. Artwork of the Space Shuttle Columbia breaking up on re-entry on 1st February 2003, killing its seven astronauts. The crew were in the forward section at far left. Columbia, on mission STS-107, was at an altitude of around 65 kilometres and it was travelling at 20,000 kilometres per hour. Debris from the explosion was scattered over a wide area of the southern USA. STS-107 lifted off on 16th January 2003 to carry out scientific experiments. On board were astronauts Husband, McCool, Ramon, Anderson, Clark, Chawla and Brown. Preliminary results show that the left wing, which may have been damaged, was the first structural component to break off.

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