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Author Topic:   Space Cover 42: STS-107/Columbia

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From: Shady Side, Md
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posted 01-31-2010 08:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollo-Soyuz   Click Here to Email Apollo-Soyuz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Space Cover of the Week, Week 42 (February 1, 2010)

Space Cover #42, STS-107/Columbia

The space cover of the week is a tribute to the STS-107 astronaut crew and their science mission.

STS-107 was launched on January 16, 2003 Commander, Rick Husband; Pilot, William McCool; Payload Commander, Michael Anderson; Mission Specialists, Dave Brown, Kalpana Chawla and Laurel Clark and Payload Specialist, Ilan Ramon.

This marathon science mission conducted experiments which included 9 commercial payloads involving 21 separate investigations; 4 payloads for the European Space Agency with 14 investigations; 1 payload/investigation for ISS Risk Mitigation and 18 payloads supporting 23 investigations for NASA's Office of Biological and Physical Research. All of the above were housed in the Spacehab Research Double Module.

There were also 6 payload/experiments on the FREESTAR hitchiker pallet that looked outward at the sun; downward at earth's atmosphere and inward into the physics of fluids as well as tested technology for space communications. Most of the scientific data was transmitted to experimenters on the ground during the flight.

Vehicle and crew lost during reentry on February 1, 2003.

John Macco
Space Unit #1457

Joel Katzowitz

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From: Marietta GA USA
Registered: Dec 1999

posted 01-31-2010 09:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joel Katzowitz   Click Here to Email Joel Katzowitz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for sharing this cover John. I was at the press site for the 107 launch and this cover certainly brings back some powerful memories.

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