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heng44
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posted 09-22-2012 02:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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.

Ed Hengeveld

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posted 09-22-2012 04:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Henry_Heatherbank     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When was the worm logo taken off Columbia's payload bay doors? Following the first OMDP after STS 9/Spacelab 1 in 1983?

Tom
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posted 09-22-2012 10:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tom   Click Here to Email Tom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice photo, Ed.

The last Columbia flight to have the NASA "worm" was STS-93 in July 1999.

Greggy_D
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posted 09-22-2012 01:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greggy_D   Click Here to Email Greggy_D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Columbia looks so beautiful and pristine. Great pic, Ed.

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