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2003: Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrates during reentry into the Earth's atmosphere, killing all seven astronauts aboard.

The Columbia crew. From the left: Mission Specialist David Brown, Commander Rick Husband, Mission Specialists Laurel Clark, Kalpana Chawla and Michael Anderson, Pilot William McCool and Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon.

Christa McAuliffe died on the Challenger, January 28, 1986. Mission launched, but did not cross the Kármán line. The crew cabin peaked approx. 70,000 ft

Christa McAuliffe (September 1948 – January was an American teacher from Concord, New Hampshire, and was one of the seven crew members killed in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. I remember where I was the moment this happened!

Space Shuttle Columbia Explosion | Space shuttle columbia disaster - Space Shuttle Columbia

A nice Image gallery of Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster

Space Shuttle Coumbia Crew STS-107 Columbia Crew STS-107 Lost during landing approach to Kennedy Space Center Florida 1st February 2003

Space Shuttle Coumbia Crew Columbia Crew Lost during landing approach to Kennedy Space Center Florida February 2003

David McDowell Brown (April 16, 1956 – February 1, 2003) was a United States Navy captain and a NASA astronaut. He died on his first spaceflight, when the Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-107) disintegrated during orbital reentry into the Earth's atmosphere. Brown became an astronaut in 1996, but had not served on a space mission prior to the Columbia disaster.

Astronaut David M. Brown, mission specialist, shown on Sep. He perished in flight on February when Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated over northern Texas.

Discovery Space Shuttle at National Air & Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy annex near Dulles International Airport, VA.

Discovery Space Shuttle at National Air & Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy annex near Dulles International Airport, VA. Now that it's permnantly on the ground, I feel safe getting in one.

We salute and tip our hats to real life heroes, never fogotten~  The explosion of the "challenger" space shuttle had everyone devastated, to say the least

On January the NASA shuttle orbiter mission and the tenth flight of Space Shuttle Challenger broke apart 73 seconds into its flight, killing all seven crew members, which consisted of a elementary school teacher.

Space Shuttle disaster crew. Very sad day

The crew of mission on the way to board the Space Shuttle Challenger on January [[MORE]] Mission type : Satellite deployment Operator : NASA Mission duration: 73 seconds days 34 minutes planned) Distance travelled : 29 kilometres.

Kennedy Space Center ~ Cape Canaveral ~ Florida

A nearly full Moon sets as the space shuttle Discovery sits atop Launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, Wednesday, March Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

Columbia Space Shuttle flight crew from that shuttle's final mission. The entire flight crew died in 2002 when the shuttle burned up upon reentering the Earth's atmosphere. Never forget.

This image of the shuttle Columbia crew in orbit was recovered from wreckage inside an undeveloped film canister. From left (bottom row): Kalpana Chawla, mission specialist; and Ilan Ramon

Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space, seen in Star City, outside Moscow, on June 7, 2013. Russia is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the maiden flight of the Soviet national hero who went by the call name "Seagull" and captured the imaginations of girls around the world. The 76-year-old remains the only women to have ever made a solo flight in space.  Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-06-russia-fetes-50th-anniversary-woman.html#jCp

On June 1963 Valentina Tereshkova became the first female in space on Vostok Today she is one of 57 women who have been in orbit.

Space Shuttle Discovery

Another image from our visit to the Smithsonian Museum's Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly last July.For other images from our visit see:Udvar-Hazy Center "Ascent" Feb Shuttle Discovery July Tower July from a previous visit to see…