Destroyed with loss of Crew on Re-Entry: February First, 2003.

The mission, dedicated strictly to scientific research, was a rare space shuttle flight
that did not stop at the international space station. During the 16-day trip,
the seven-person crew of the shuttle Columbia worked around-the-clock on
more than 80 experiments. The flight, which included the first Israeli astronaut,
launched under extremely tight security.

The Crew:
Shuttle Commander Rick D. Husband
Pilot William C. McCool
Payload Commander Michael P. Anderson
Mission Specialists:
David M. Brown
Kalpana Chawla
Laurel Clark
Israel's first astronaut, Ilan Ramon

Click here to view the text of President Reagan's speech about the Challenger loss.

Click here for a good NASA overview on STS-107's experiments.

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