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Columbia Shuttle Crew - We Will Remember Saturday, February 1, 2003
Today NASA's Space Shuttle Columbia was lost as it re-entered Earth's atmosphere over the South Western United States (Texas) at a speed of 18 mach (12,000+ mph) and an altitude of more than 200,000 feet/sq. The Shuttle Columbia was carrying a crew of seven: Commander Rick Husband, Pilot Willie McCool and Mission Specialists Kalpana Chawla, Laurel Clark, Mike Anderson, David Brown and Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon, the first Israeli in space. All souls aboard were lost. Our deepest condolences go out to the families and loved ones of this fine crew.
Canadian Forces (Air Force) Fighter 18 Hornets in formation high above the clouds. Take a close look at the painted canopy on the bottom of the front fuselage. This gives the aircraft optimal deception of a false turn in air to air combat.