Posts: 2405 From: Netherlands Registered: Nov 2001
posted 09-22-2012 02:34 AM
This photo shows activity around the aft fuselage access hatch of shuttle Columbia. This was the location of a pad accident during the countdown test for STS-1 on March 19, 1981. Rockwell workers John Bjornstad and Forrest Cole entered the aft section for an inspection and were overcome by the 100% nitrogen atmosphere. They died as a result of oxygen deprivation.
Posts: 110 From: Adelaide, South Australia Registered: Apr 2005
posted 09-22-2012 04:32 AM
When was the worm logo taken off Columbia's payload bay doors? Following the first OMDP after STS 9/Spacelab 1 in 1983?
Posts: 1199 From: New York Registered: Nov 2000
posted 09-22-2012 10:19 AM
Nice photo, Ed.
The last Columbia flight to have the NASA "worm" was STS-93 in July 1999.
Posts: 510 From: Michigan Registered: Jul 2006
posted 09-22-2012 01:25 PM
Columbia looks so beautiful and pristine. Great pic, Ed.