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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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Astronaut David M. Brown, STS-107 mission specialist, shown on Sep. 25, 2001. He perished in flight on February 1, 2003, when Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated over northern Texas.

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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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Richard Douglas Husband (July 12, 1957 – February 1, 2003) was a United States Air Force Colonel, an astronaut, and the space shuttle commander of STS-107 (Columbia) who was killed when the craft disintegrated after reentry into the Earth's atmosphere. Husband is a recipient of the Congressional Space Medal of Honor.

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The crew of STS-107. May the Rest In Peace.

Laurel Blair Salton Clark (March 10, 1961 – February 1, 2003) was a medical doctor, United States Navy Captain, NASA astronaut and Space Shuttle mission specialist who was killed in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.

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Astronaut Michael P. Anderson, STS-107 payload commander shown on October 1, 2001. He perished in flight on February 1, 2003, when Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated over northern Texas.

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Michael Phillip Anderson (December 25, 1959 – February 1, 2003) was a United States Air Force officer and NASA astronaut, who was killed in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster when the craft disintegrated after reentry into the Earth's atmosphere.

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The crew of STS-107. May the Rest In Peace.

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Remembering the crew of STS-107. On February 1, 2003, the seven-astronaut crew of STS-107 were lost when Space Shuttle Columbia broke apart during re-entry. The crew of STS-107: David M. Brown, Rick D. Husband, Laurel B. Clark, Kalpana Chawla, Michael P. Anderson, William C. McCool, Ilan Ramon. Photo credit: NASA

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