NASA Mission STS-107, Columbia Space Shuttle, Flight 117 in 2003 killed seven ( 7 ) astronauts whom were already in trouble, and this image proves their air-lock breach between the crew cabin and payload bay area where all that stood between them entering Earth's ionosphere was flimsey 'medical tape' used as a seal to withstand pressure, heat and speed. Report: http://unwantedpublicity.media.officelive.com/Gallery.aspx
Remembering Columbia. The seven-member crew of the STS-107 mission was just 16 minutes from landing on the morning of Feb. 1, 2003, when Mission Control lost contact with the shuttle Columbia. A piece of foam, falling from the external tank during launch, had opened a hole in one of the shuttle's wings, leading to the breakup of the orbiter upon re-entry. #NASADayofRemembrance
This image of the STS-107 crew in orbit was recovered from wreckage inside an undeveloped film canister. The shirt color's indicate their mission shifts. From left (bottom row): Kalpana Chawla, mission specialist; Rick Husband, commander; Laurel Clark, mission specialist; and Ilan Ramon, payload specialist. From left (top row) are astronauts David Brown, mission specialist; William McCool, pilot; and Michael Anderson, payload commander. Ramon represents the Israeli Space Agency.
On February 1, Space Shuttle Columbia was destroyed in a disaster that claimed the lives of all seven of its crew. This video is from inside the crew cabin of Space Shuttle Columbia as it begins its re-entry and contains approximately an extra 5 minutes of footage not seen elsewhere. While February 1 was an occasion for mourning, the efforts ...
The launch... Space shutle Columbia launches on mission STS-107 on Jan. 16, 2003. STS-107 was the 28th flight of the orbiter Columbia and the 113th flight overall in NASA's shuttle program. Unlike most of the shuttle missions of the time, Columbia was not headed for the International Space Station. Rather, the mission's purpose was to conduct scores of science experiments, ranging from studies of atmospheric phenomena to the effects of weightlessness on roundworms.