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Records of the Columbia Disaster

National Weather Service Landing Forecast, 2/1/03 2:15 am

NASA Press Release #03-030, STATEMENT ON LOSS OF COMMUNICATIONS WITH COLUMBIA, 2/1/03

NASA Press Release #03-033, NASA ASKS FOR HELP WITH COLUMBIA INVESTIGATION, 2/1/03

STS-107 MISHAP RESPONSE TEAM (MRT) #1 MEETING MINUTES, 2/1/03 9:30 am [78 KB PDF]

NASA Administrator O'Keefe's Statement, 2/1/03 1:00 pm [78 KB PDF]

White House Press Release, 2/1/03 2:04 pm

NASA Emergency Notice, 2/1/03

White House Memo for Director of FEMA, 2/1/03

White House Proclamation Honoring Astronauts, 2/1/03

White House Proclamation Ordering Flags to be Flown at Half-Staff, 2/1/03

Space Shuttle Debris Plot, 2/1/03 [132 KB PDF]

European Space Agency Statement, 2/2/03, 12:05 am

European Space Agency, Space Shuttle Columbia Information Note No. 1, 2/2/03

NASA Press Release #03-034, NASA ANNOUNCES SPACE SHUTTLE COLUMBIA ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION BOARD, 2/2/03

NASA Press Release #03-038, STS-107 ACCIDENT BRIEFINGS SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY, 2/2/03

NASA Press Release #03-038 [sic], HANDLE SPACE SHUTTLE DEBRIS WITH CAUTION, 2/2/03

NASA Press Release #03-039, NASA ANNOUNCES PROCEDURE FOR FILING DAMAGE CLAIMS, 2/2/03

NASA Press Release #03-040, SPACE SHUTTLE COLUMBIA ACCIDENT BRIEFINGS SCHEDULED, 2/2/03

NASA Press Release #J03-07, STATEMENT FROM JSC DIRECTOR, LT. GEN. JEFFERSON D. HOWELL, JR., 2/2/03

White House Press Briefing by Ari Fleischer, 2/3/03 12:27 pm

NASA Press Release #03-041, NASA ANNOUNCES CORRECTED PROCEDURE FOR FILING DAMAGE CLAIMS, 2/3/03

NASA Press Release #03-042, JOHNSON SPACE CENTER MEMORIAL TIME UPDATED, 2/3/03

NASA Press Release #03-044, SHUTTLE COLUMBIA ACCIDENT PRESS CONFERENCE SCHEDULE CHANGED, 2/3/03

US Senate Resolution 41, Honoring the mission of the Columbia, 2/3/03 [24 MB PDF]

Press Gaggle by Ari Fleischer Aboard Air Force One En Route to Houston, 2/4/03 10:48 am

White House Press Release, President Bush Attends Memorial Service, 2/4/03 12:35 pm

Remarks of NASA Administrator O'Keefe at JSC Memorial, 2/4/03 [76 KB PDF]

NASA Press Release #03-047, SPACE SHUTTLE ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION BOARD CHAIR TOURS RECOVERY AREA, 2/4/03

NASA Press Release #03-051, NASA PROVIDES UPDATE ABOUT COLUMBIA INVESTIGATION, 2/4/03

Statement from the Families of Space Shuttle Columbia, 2/4/03

US Senate Resolution 298, To provide tax relief for the families of the Columbia astronauts, 2/4/03 [28 KB PDF]

US House Resolution 49, Expressing the sense of the House that the President should award the Medal of Freedom to the Columbia astronauts, 2/4/03 [28 KB PDF]

US House Resolution 50, Honoring the members of the crew of the Space Shuttle Columbia, 2/4/03 [32 KB PDF]

European Space Agency, Space Shuttle Columbia Information Note No. 2, 2/5/03

NASA Press Release #03-053, DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR MEETS SPACE SHUTTLE COLUMBIA ASTRONAUTS' REMAINS AT DOVER AFB, 2/5/03

Columbia Accident Investigation Board Charter, 2/5/03 [2.9 MB PDF]

US Senate Resolution 45, Honoring the mission of the Space Shuttle Columbia, 2/5/03 [28 KB PDF]

US House Resolution 51, Expressing the condolences of the House to the families of the Columbia astronauts, 2/5/03 [44 KB PDF]

Remarks by the Vice President at the National Cathedral, 2/6/03 10:48 am

Diagrams of sensors on Columbia's left wing, 2/7/03

NASA Press Release #N03-013, NEWS CONFERENCE WITH INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION CREW, 2/7/03

NASA Press Release #03-061, NASA ADMINISTRATOR ADDRESSES REPORTERS DURING NEXT COLUMBIA ACCIDENT BRIEFING, 2/10/03

NASA Press Release #03-062, DOUGLAS BROWN RELEASES STATEMENT ABOUT EMAILS, 2/10/03

NASA Press Release #03-063, COLUMBIA ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION BOARD BRIEFING SET, 2/10/03

Email sent by Robert C. Doremus, 2/11/03 [2.3 MB PDF]

NASA Press Release #03-065, COLUMBIA ACCIDENT CONGRESSIONAL HEARING, 2/11/03

Statement of Administrator O'Keefe before House and Senate Sub-Committees in charge of NASA, 2/12/03 [52 KB PDF]

NASA Press Release #03-070, COLUMBIA ASTRONAUT REMAINS IDENTIFIED, 2/13/03

NASA Press Release #N03-015, COLUMBIA ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION BOARD PRESS CONFERENCE, 2/13/03

NASA Press Release #03-072, STATEMENT BY THE COLUMBIA ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION BOARD, 2/13/03

NASA Press Release #N03-016, NASA ANNOUNCES COLUMBIA ENTRY FLIGHT DIRECTOR PRESS BRIEFING, 2/13/03

NASA Press Release #N03-018, NASA SEEKS HELP FROM SKY WATCHERS, 2/14/03

NASA Press Release #N03-019, NASA ASKS FARMERS FOR HELP FINDING COLUMBIA MATERIAL, 2/17/03

Letter from Administrator O'Keefe to Admiral Gehman, 2/18/03 [1.3 MB PDF]

NASA Press Release #N03-021, NASA ASKS FOR HELP IN ARIZONA, NEVADA, NEW MEXICO & UTAH, 2/19/03

NASA Press Release #H03-076, SPACE SHUTTLE COLUMBIA SEARCH AND RECOVERY ENTERS NEW PHASE, 2/19/03

SUMMARY OF FOIA REQUESTS, 2/21/03 [32 KB PDF]

NASA Press Release #N03-022, COLUMBIA ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION BOARD PRESS CONFERENCE, 2/24/03

Letter from Admiral Gehman to Administrator O'Keefe, 2/25/03 [144 KB PDF]

Media Briefing on E-mail Traffic, 2/26/03 [60 KB PDF]

STS-107 mission time line, 2/26/03 [308 KB PDF]

Media Briefing on E-mail Traffic, 2/26/03 [60 KB PDF]

Letter from Ron Dittemore, 2/27/03 [1 MB PDF]

NASA Press Release #N03-23, NASA RELEASES COLUMBIA CREW CABIN VIDEO, 2/28/03

Letter from Administrator O'Keefe to Admiral Gehman, 2/28/03 [128 KB PDF]

NASA Press Release #H03-092, A LETTER TO AMERICA FROM THE COLUMBIA CREW FAMILIES, 3/4/03

NASA Press Release #N03-025, COLUMBIA ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION BOARD PUBLIC HEARING, 3/4/03

NASA Press Release #N03-026, MEDIA INVITED TO DOCUMENT COLUMBIA RECOVERY FIELD SEARCH, 3/4/03

Letter from Administrator O'Keefe to Admiral Gehman, 3/6/03 [184 KB PDF]

NASA Press Conference Transcript, 3/10/03 [100 KB PDF]

Headlines of the Columbia Disaster

New York Times
Washington Post
Los Angeles Times
Boston Globe
USA Today
New York Post
New York Newsday
New York Daily News
Wired
National Geographic
Space.com
Houston Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle
Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Tribune
Miami Herald
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Dallas Morning News
Washington Times
Detroit Free Press
Arizona Republic
Orlando Sentinel
Baltimore Sun
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Wall Street Journal
Financial Times
The Guardian
UPI
CNN
Fox News
ABC News
CBS News

STS-107 Status Reports

NASA Mishap Response Status #11, 3/4/03 6:00 pm
NASA Mishap Response Status #10, 2/28/03 6:00 pm
NASA Mishap Response Status #09, 2/25/03 6:30 pm
NASA Mishap Response Status #08, 2/24/03 5:00 pm
NASA Mishap Response Status #07, 2/20/03 6:00 pm
NASA Mishap Response Status #06, 2/18/03 6:00 pm
NASA Mishap Response Status #05, 2/15/03 2:00 pm
NASA Mishap Response Status #04, 2/14/03 6:00 pm
NASA Mishap Response Status #03, 2/13/03 7:00 pm
NASA Mishap Response Status #02, 2/12/03 7:00 pm
NASA Mishap Response Status #01, 2/11/03 2:00 pm
NASA STS-107 Status Report #27, 2/11/03 2:00 pm
NASA STS-107 Status Report #26, 2/10/03 6:00 pm
NASA STS-107 Status Report #25, 2/7/03 7:00 pm
NASA STS-107 Status Report #24, 2/6/03 7:00 pm
NASA STS-107 Status Report #23, 2/5/03 7:00 pm
NASA STS-107 Status Report #22, 2/4/03 8:00 pm
NASA STS-107 Status Report #21, 2/3/03 7:00 pm
NASA STS-107 Status Report #20, 2/2/03 8:30 pm
NASA STS-107 Status Report #19, 2/1/03 7:00 pm
NASA STS-107 Status Report #18, 2/1/03 7:00 pm
NASA STS-107 Status Report #17, 1/31/03 5:00 pm
NASA STS-107 Status Report #16, 1/30/03 6:00 pm
NASA STS-107 Status Report #15, 1/29/03 5:00 pm
NASA STS-107 Status Report #14, 1/28/03 5:00 pm
NASA STS-107 Status Report #13, 1/27/03 5:30 pm
NASA STS-107 Status Report #12, 1/26/03 5:00 pm
NASA STS-107 Status Report #11, 1/25/03 5:00 pm
NASA STS-107 Status Report #10, 1/24/03 5:00 pm
NASA STS-107 Status Report #09, 1/23/03 5:00 pm
NASA STS-107 Status Report #08, 1/22/03 6:00 pm
NASA STS-107 Status Report #07, 1/21/03 6:00 pm
NASA STS-107 Status Report #06, 1/20/03 6:00 pm
NASA STS-107 Status Report #05, 1/19/03 4:00 pm
NASA STS-107 Status Report #04, 1/18/03 5:00 pm
NASA STS-107 Status Report #03, 1/17/03 5:00 pm
NASA STS-107 Status Report #02, 1/16/03 4:30 pm
NASA STS-107 Status Report #01, 1/16/03 10:00 am

Other STS-107 Mission Documents

Background Information on the Columbia Space Shuttle Mission STS-107
STS-107 Mission Overview [1 MB PDF]
STS-107 Crew [840 KB PDF]
Astronaut Bio: Michael P. Anderson
Astronaut Bio: David Brown
Astronaut Bio: Kalpana Chawla
Astronaut Bio: Laurel Blair Salton Clark
Astronaut Bio: Rick D. Husband
Astronaut Bio: William McCool
Payload Specialist Astronaut Bio: Ilan Ramon
STS-107 Shuttle Press Kit [16 MB PDF]
STS-107 flight rule changes [2.5 MB PDF]
STS-107 Liftoff, 1/16/03 [196 KB JPEG]
Mission Evaluation Room Reports, 1/16/03 - 1/31/03 [144 KB PDF]
STS-107 Cargo Bay Layout [64 KB PDF]
STS-107 Middle Storage Locker Layout [68 KB PDF]
Preliminary Debris Transport Assessment of Debris Impacting Orbiter Lower Surface, 1/21/03 [96 KB PDF]
Orbiter Assessment of STS-107 ET Bipod Insulation Ramp Impact, 1/23/03 [176 KB PDF]
Debris Transport Assessment of Debris Impacting Orbiter Lower Surface, 1/24/03 [1.3 MB PDF]
Correspondence including email sent by Robert Daugherty to Mark Shuart, 1/28/03 [2.3 MB PDF]
Correspondence including email sent by Mark Shuart to Doug Dowyer, 1/31/03 [192 KB PDF]
Correspondence including email sent by Doug Dowyer to Del Freeman, 1/31/03 [328 KB PDF]
Email from Robert Doremus reagarding email record, 2/11/03 [2.3 MB PDF]
Shuttle re-entry proceedures [552 KB PDF]
STS-107 supplement to shuttle re-entry proceedures [176 KB PDF]

STS-107 Scientific Research

STS-107 Scientific Overview [795 KB PDF]
Master Payload List by Research Discipline [28 KB PDF]
Exploring Heart and Lung Function in Space [95 KB PDF]
Understanding How Space Travel Affects Blood Vessels [848 KB PDF]
Understanding Fluid Shifts in the Brain [542 KB PDF]
Understanding How Astronauts Adapt to Space and to Earth [1.1 MB PDF]
Which Way is Up? [98 KB PDF]
From Milk to Bones, Moving Calcium Through the Body [127 KB PDF]
Building Muscles, Keeping Muscles [167 KB PDF]
Astronauts Need Their Rest, Too [182 KB PDF]
Letting Our Cells Do the Fighting [111 KB PDF]
Protecting Space Travelers from Kidney Stones [167 KB PDF]
Maintaining the Body's Immune System [126 KB PDF]
Take as Directed [121 KB PDF]
A Good Neighborhood for Cells [ KB PDF]
Space Magnets Attracting Interest on Earth [562 KB PDF]
Effects of Phototropism [429 KB PDF]
Musing over Microbes in Microgravity [444 KB PDF]
The Effect of Microgravity on the Smallest Space Travelers [292 KB PDF]
Studying Fires in Orbit [230 KB PDF]
Great (Flame) Balls of Fire! [236 KB PDF]
Tackling a Hot Paradox [411 KB PDF]
Working to Plant the Future [ KB PDF]
Supporting Health Research and Education [530 KB PDF]
Getting to the Heart of the Matter [370 KB PDF]
It's a Filter, It's a Sponge [928 KB PDF]
Fighting Fire in Microgravity [666 KB PDF]
Stirring Up an Elastic Fluid [402 KB PDF]
Using Microgravity to Understand Soil Behavior [1.2 MB PDF]
The Awful Truth About Zero-Gravity [218 KB PDF]
Measuring Solar Radiation Incident on Earth [603 KB PDF]
Looking at Ozone From a New Angle [393 KB PDF]
Deciphering the Role of Desert Dust in the Climate Puzzle [777 KB PDF]
European Space Agency Experiment 001 [281 KB PDF]
European Space Agency Experiment 002 [642 KB PDF]
European Space Agency Experiment 003 [955 KB PDF]
European Space Agency Experiment 004 [280 KB PDF]
European Space Agency Experiment 005 [283 KB PDF]
European Space Agency Experiment 006 [283 KB PDF]
European Space Agency Experiment 007 [295 KB PDF]
European Space Agency Experiment 008 [382 KB PDF]
European Space Agency Experiment 009 [291 KB PDF]
European Space Agency Experiment 010 [666 KB PDF]
European Space Agency Experiment 011 [588 KB PDF]
European Space Agency Experiment 012 [716 KB PDF]
European Space Agency Experiment 013 [356 KB PDF]
European Space Agency Experiment 014 [288 KB PDF]
European Space Agency Experiment 015 [280 KB PDF]
European Space Agency Experiment 016 [278 KB PDF]
European Space Agency Experiment 017 [282 KB PDF]
European Space Agency Experiment 018 [384 KB PDF]
European Space Agency Experiment 019 [406 KB PDF]
European Space Agency Experiment 020 [598 KB PDF]
European Space Agency Experiment 021 [423 KB PDF]
European Space Agency Experiment 022 [278 KB PDF]
European Space Agency Experiment 023 [282 KB PDF]

NASA Informational & Other Documents

NASA Fact Sheets, Overview of NASA
NASA Fact Sheets, NASA's Organization
NASA Fact Sheets, NASA's Budget
NASA Fact Sheets, International Space Station
NASA Fact Sheets, Space Shuttle
NASA Fact Sheets, Space Science
NASA Fact Sheets, Spinoffs from the Space Shuttle
NASA Fact Sheets, Education and Public Outreach
Biography of NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe
Biography of Deputy Administrator Frederick D.Gregory
Kennedy Space Center, Schedule of Shuttle Missions, 1/30/03 [16 KB PDF]
REPORT ON SAFETY OF THE THERMAL PROTECTION SYSTEM OF THE SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITER, 1990 [4.6 MB]
NASA Risk Management Assessment for Tiles on the Space Shuttle, 1994 [2.7 MB PDF]
Aerospace Saftey Advisory Panel, Annual Report, 2001 [2 MB PDF]
CONTINGENCY ACTION PLAN FOR SPACE FLIGHT OPERATIONS, 2001 [440 KB PDF]

 
 

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