Columbia Disaster Remembered

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    Jan. 31: A wreath placed by NASA Deputy Administrator Shana Dale and other NASA senior management is seen in front of the space shuttle Columbia memorial at Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington, Va. The wreath-laying ceremony is part of NASA's Day of Remembrance. Wreathes were laid in the memory of those men and women who lost their lives in the quest of space exploration, including the astronaut crews of Columbia, Challenger and Apollo 1.

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    Jan. 31: NASA Deputy Administrator Shana Dale during NASA's Day of Remembrance at Arlington National Cemetery.

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    Jan. 31: NASA senior managers at the wreath-laying ceremony as part of NASA's Day of Remembrance at Arlington National Cemetery.

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    The crewmembers of shuttle mission STS-107 strike a flying pose for their traditional in-flight crew portrait in the SPACEHAB Research Double Module (RDM) aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia. From the left (bottom row), wearing red shirts to signify their shifts color, are astronauts Kalpana Chawla, mission specialist; Rick D. Husband, mission commander; Laurel B. Clark, mission specialist; and Ilan Ramon, payload specialist. From the left (top row), wearing blue shirts, are astronauts David M. Brown, mission specialist; William C. McCool, pilot; and Michael P. Anderson, payload commander. Ramon represents the Israeli Space Agency. This picture was on a roll of unprocessed film recovered by searchers from the debris of shuttle Columbia.

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    Debris from the space shuttle Columbia streaks across the sky over Tyler, Texas, in this Feb. 1, 2003 file photo. Pices of the shuttle were scattered over East Texas. Columbia disintegrated 39 miles over Texas as it returned from a 16-day mission.

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    A piece of the space shuttle Colombia is secured behind police barrier tape in this file photo from Feb. 1, 2003, in downtown Nacogdoches, Texas.

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