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The crew members of Shuttle mission STS 107

Commander: Rick D. HusbandPayload Commander: Michael P. AndersonMission Specialist 4: Laurel Blair Salton ClarkMission Specialist 2: Kalpana ChawlaPayload Specialist 1: Ilan RamonPilot: William C. McCoolMission Specialist 1: David M. Brown

Our thoughts and prayers are turned towards the family, friends and colleagues of the crew.

Animations of possible initial "separation" events of Columbia over California.
Report by Liam Kennedy -- 2/7/2003

View the original article I posted earlier related to the video taken by OCA Member and past president John Sanford.

These are the six original frames sent to me by John Sanford. I based the animations here on these images. Note: Click on each image for the full resolution images sent by John.

Event 1: Brightening of the shuttle followed by view of some "diffuse" material/objects going into the trail behind Columbia.

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Event 2: Bright object separating from the Shuttle.

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Report by Liam Kennedy. 2/7/2003

Columbia Shuttle Articles

OCA Member John Sanford Video of Columbia over California

Update: Animated Images of Columbia

Update: Original Images for Animation

Artists Tribute to Columbia Crew

Article on Washington Post on Amateur videos of event

NEW 2/8: Powerpoint Presentation from NASA of Left Wing Sensor Failures

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