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NASA Shuttle Program Manager Ron Dittemore speaks about
the loss of the space shuttle Columbia during a news conference
at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003.
The shuttle apparently broke apart over Texas on Saturday,
killing all seven astronauts just minutes before they were to glide to
their landing strip in Florida. (AP Photo/George Wong)

President George W. Bush stands at the podium after addressing the nation on the loss of the space shuttle Columbia February 1, 2003. Bush on Saturday led America in mourning the death of seven astronauts aboard the doomed shuttle, calling it a day of 'great sadness' for their families and the entire nation. 'The Columbia is lost. There are no survivors,' Bush said in a somber address to the nation. 'This day has brought terrible news and great sadness to our country.' Photo by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Milt Heflin, NASA Chief Flight Director, is seen while
briefing the media at Johnson Space Center, Houston,
Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003. Space shuttle Columbia broke up over
Texas on Saturday morning, on its way towards a scheduled landing
in Florida, killing all seven astronauts aboard.
(AP Photo/George Wong)

On the platform entering Columbia.

Colulmbia at liftoff.

A contrail left by the space shuttle Columbia lingers in the sky
over the Kennedy Space Center as crowds watched the launch from
Titusville, Fla., Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003. Columbia was over
north-central Texas when mission control lost contact and tracking
data, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin)

STS-107 Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon of Tel Aviv, Israel, front, waves as he leaves the Operations and Checkout Building with his fellow crew members, including Mission Specialist Dave Brown, of Arlington, Va., background, early Jan 16, 2003 for a trip to Launch Pad 39-A and a planned liftoff onboard the space shuttle Columbia at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Ramon is the first Israeli astronaut. NASA lost communication with Columbia as the ship and its seven astronauts soared over Texas several minutes before its expected landing, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003.
(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Eliezer Wolferman, 79, the father of Israel's first astronaut Ilan Ramon, talks on the phone with his other son at his house in the southern Israel town of Omer on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003. STS-107 Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon was a member of the crew of the space shuttle Columbia which disintegrated in flames over Texas minutes before it was to land Saturday in Florida.(AP Photo)

Israeli Chief of Staff Ehud Barak , right, presents Ilan Ramon, accompanied by his wife Rona and children, with the rank of Colonel at Barak's office at the Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv, in this Aug. 25,1994, file photo. The space shuttle Columbia broke apart in flames 200,000 feet over Texas on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003, killing all seven astronauts, including Ramon, just minutes before they were to glide to a landing in Florida.
(AP Photo/Israel Defense Force)

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