A tile on the surface of the ship, damaged on liftoff, causes Columbia to explode when it re-enters the Earths atmosphere.
This final explosion ends the lives of all astronauts aboard the shuttle Columbia.
Pieces of Columbia are found in several southern states, including Texas.
We are all proud of the brave crew of Columbia. We know they are in Heaven with our Lord, and their families can find peace in knowing that they have gone to a better place. We miss them still!
“Mankind is led into the darkness beyond our world by the inspiration of discovery and the longing to understand. Our journey into space will go on..……… Remember the crew of Columbia.