In Memory of Columbia STS-107 Space Shuttle Crew
MISSION PURPOSE -- SPACEHAB/FREESTAR Microgravity Research
|Vehicle||Space Shuttle Columbia/OV-102|
|Launch Date||January 16, 2003|
|Official Launch Time||10:39 a.m. EST|
|Target Landing Date||February 1, 2003 at 9:16 a.m. EST|
|Mission Duration||16 days|
Rick D. Husband - Commander
William C. McCool - Pilot
Michael P. Anderson - Payload Commander
Kalpana Chawla - Mission Specialist
David M. Brown - Mission Specialist
Laurel B. Clark - Mission Specialist
Ilan Ramon, (ISA) - Payload Specialist
The space shuttle Columbia's de-orbit burn was at 8:15 a.m. EST (1315 GMT) on 02/01/03, for a planned
landing on KSC Runway 33. Communication was lost with Columbia at 9:00 a.m.
EST while Columbia was at approximately 200,000 feet (40 miles) over Central Texas. Debris was found scattered throughout East Texas.
The vehicle was traveling at 12,500 mph at the time of the disaster.