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Columbia Disaster

Ten Tough Days for NASA

Clayton Anderson | Posted 04.05.2014 | Science
Clayton Anderson

As we close-to-NASA folk pause to reflect on the Apollo 1 fire (Jan. 27, 1967), the Challenger disaster (Jan. 28, 1986), and the Columbia tragedy (Feb. 1, 2003) -- I took some time to reflect on whether we as a nation learned anything from these tragedies.

Double Feature

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 04.19.2013 | Science
Zoe P. Strassfield

We like to separate the Apollo and Shuttle eras in our mind (and the five-year interregnum period without crewed flights makes it easy to), but in 1981, Apollo was still part of recent memory, with many key players like Young and Kranz still working at NASA.

PHOTOS: Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster Anniversary

Posted 04.01.2012 | Science

February 1, 2012 is the ninth anniversary Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, which claimed the lives of all seven crew members. The shuttle disi...