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Columbia Shuttle Tragedy
(Released October 2003)

 
  by Yng-Ru Chen  

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Web Sites
    Go to News/Press Releases
  1. Accident Investigation Questions
    (Aerospaceweb.org)

  2. Columbia Accident Investigation Board
    (2900 South Quincy Street, Suite 800, Arlington, VA 22206)

  3. Elements and Distribution of the Space Shuttle's Thermal Protection System
    (U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission)

  4. Foam Impact Velocity Determination (PDF)
    (Columbia Accident Investigation Board, 2900 South Quincy Street, Suite 800, Arlington, VA 22206)

  5. How Space Shuttles Work
    (HowStuffWorks.com, c/o Convex Group, Inc., One Capital City Plaza, 3350 Peachtree Road, Suite 1500, Atlanta, GA 30326)

  6. Media to See Atlantis Return to Flight Preparations
    (NASA, 300 E St. SW, Washington, DC)

  7. Orbiter Tile Impact Testing
    (Columbia Accident Southwest Research Institute, 6220 Culebra Road, P.O. Drawer 28510, San Antonio, Texas 78228-0510)

  8. NASA's Space Shuttle Columbia: Synopsis of the Report of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board (PDF)
    (National Library for the Environment, 1707 H Street NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20006)

  9. Redesign of the External Tank's Bipod Fitting
    (NASA Facts, National Aeronautics and pace Administration, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama 35812)

  10. Space Shuttle Columbia and Her Crew
    (NASA, 300 E St. SW, Washington, DC)

  11. Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster Materials Issues
    (Materials Research Society, 506 Keystone Drive, Warrendale PA 15086-7573)

  12. Space Shuttle Orbiter Systems
    (Kennedy Space Center, Mail Code XA/Public Inquiries, KSC, FL 32899)

  13. Special Report: Columbia Investigation Continues
    (Aviation Week and Space Technology, 1200 G. Street, Suite 922, Washington, DC 20005)

  14. SHARP: Thermal Protection System
    (Ames Research Center, NASA, 300 E St. SW, Washington, DC)

  15. Shuttle Thermal Protection System
    (U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission)

  16. STS-107 Investigation Reference Page
    (NASA, 300 E St. SW, Washington, DC)

  17. Thermal Protection Systems Overview
    (NASA, 300 E St. SW, WaShington, DC)

News/Press Releases Go to Websites
  1. Columbia is Lost: The Investigation and Latest Clues
    (SPACE.com, 470 Park Avenue South, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10016)

  2. Piece Of Foam Smashes Through Shuttle Wing Section In Key Test
    (SpaceDaily.com, Australia)

  3. Remains Thought To Be From Columbia Crew
    (CNN.com)

  4. Shuttle Doomed at Takeoff
    (ABCNews.com)

  5. Shuttle Foam Test Offers 'Smoking Gun' Proof Of Disaster
    (SPACE.com, 470 Park Avenue South, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10016)

  6. Space Shuttle Columbia News
    (FirstGov, U.S. General Services Administration, 1800 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20405)

  7. T-Rays Uncover Defects in Space Shuttle Foam Sample
    (SpaceDaily.com, Australia)