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The Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated over Texas on the morning of Saturday, February 1, 2003. The crew included U.S. astronauts Rick Husband, Kalpana Chawla, William McCool, Michael Anderson, David Brown and Laurel Clark and Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon. We invite you to sign this Guest Book and share condolences for the entire crew.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Neil Armstrong was a quiet self-described nerdy engineer who became a global hero when as a steely-nerved pilot he made "one giant leap for mankind" with a small step on to the moon. The modest man who had people on Earth entranced and awed from almost a quarter million miles away has died. He was 82. Armstrong died following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures, a statement Saturday from his family said. It didn't say where he died. Armstrong...
When Kalpana Chawla emigrated to the United States from India in the 1980s, she wanted to design aircraft. The space program was the furthest thing from her mind. "That would be too far-fetched," the 41-year-old engineer said in an interview earlier this year. But "one thing led to another" and she was chosen as an astronaut in 1994 after working at NASA's Ames Research Center and Overset Methods Inc. in Northern California. Chawla was the first India native to fly on a space...
Rick Husband Obituary (AP News)

Four days before he was killed aboard space...

Michael Anderson Obituary (AP News)

In Spokane, Wash., where he grew up, Lt. Col....

Ilan Ramon Obituary (AP News)

Israel's first astronaut, Ilan Ramon, knew he was...

William McCool Obituary (AP News)

William C. McCool was an experienced Navy pilot...

Laurel Clark Obituary (AP News)

Laurel Clark was a diving medical officer aboard...

Patrick Fleming, Sr. Obituary (Batesville)

Patrick Francis Fleming, Sr. 75, of Dibble,...

David Brown Obituary (AP News)

David M. Brown was a varsity gymnast at the...

Janice Voss Obituary (AP News)

HOUSTON (AP) — NASA astronaut Janice Voss, who...

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