NASA Remembers Columbia Crewmembers on 10th Anniversary of Disaster

NASA officials to hold an observance at Arlington National Cemetery

Friday, Feb 1, 2013  |  Updated 10:34 AM EDT
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Front (L-R): Rick D. Husband, mission commander; Kalpana Chawla, mission specialist; and William C. McCool, pilot. Standing (L-R): David M. Brown, Laurel B. Clark, and Michael P. Anderson, all mission specialists; and Ilan Ramon, payload specialist representing the Israeli Space Agency.

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Friday marks the 10th anniversary of the space shuttle Columbia disaster.

NASA officials will hold an observance at the Columbia memorial at Arlington National Cemetery, and a wreath-laying ceremony will take place at the space mirror memorial at the Kennedy Space center in Florida.

The remains of three members of crew -- David Brown, Laurel Blair Salton Clark, and Michael P. Anderson -- are interred at Arlington.

The ceremonies will also remember astronauts Richard D. Husband, William C. McCool, Kalpana Chawla and Ilan Ramon.

Their shuttle broke up upon re-entry to Earth's atmosphere on Feb. 1, 2003, killing all seven crewmembers aboard and scattering debris across Texas and into Louisiana.

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