Columbia Shuttle Mission

Science 6-3 By: Skylar Ducote

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Columbia Shuttle Mission

COLUMBIA SHUTTLE MISSION:


Columbia flew 28 missions in all. The Columbia orbited the Earth 4,800 times in 22 years. The Columbia broke apart in 2003. The Columbia was named after the first ship to

circle the globe. The Columbia’s first mission was in April 1981. The Columbia weighed about 178,000 pounds. The Columbia never visited the International Space Station. The Columbia disintegrated during reentry into the Earth’s atmosphere. All seven people aboard died. The following names are the people that died aboard the Columbia:

Rick D. Husband - Commander

William C. McCool - Pilot

Michael P. Anderson

David M. Brown

Kalpana Chawla

Laurel Clark

Ilan Ramon


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Shuttle Columbia Disaster RARE FOOTAGE