A traditional crew photograph taken in October 2001. Seated in front are astronauts Rick D. Husband (left), mission commander; Kalpana Chawla, mission specialist; and William C. McCool, pilot. Standing are (from the left) astronauts David M. Brown, Laurel B. Clark, and Michael P. Anderson, all mission specialists; and Ilan Ramon, payload specialist representing the Israeli Space Agency. All of these astronauts were lost in the Columbia tradegy.
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Space Shuttle Columbia and Her Crew -- An Update
News story originally written on February 4, 2003
NASA is still searching for the reason that the Columbia space shuttle fell apart. And many people are very sad because seven astronauts died that day. Some people want to know if they can help in any way. Here's how.
If you have any pictures of the Columbia space shuttle, please send them here. If you see debris from the accident, tell your mom or dad immediately. Don't touch the debris as it could be harmful to you!
Finally, help the children of the astronauts who died by contributing to the Space Shuttle Children's Trust Fund. This fund will help those children be taken care of now that their mom or dad is gone.
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