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In Memoriam

sts-107-patch-small.gifOne this day one year ago, Columbia failed to return home. Seven courageous astronauts were lost in the skies over Texas that morning. Mission details are on the STS-107 web site.

The report of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board is available online.

The Board determined that physical and organizational causes played an equal role in the Columbia accident – that the NASA organizational culture had as much to do with the accident as the foam that struck the Orbiter on ascent.