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February 02, 2008

NASA Remembers Columbia, Five Years Later

Families Gather To Honor Lost Astronauts

Family members, friends and NASA officials gathered at Kennedy Space Center on Friday to commemorate the seven Columbia astronauts on the fifth anniversary of their deaths. On February 1, 2003 -- after a 16-day mission -- the shuttle Columbia broke up high over Texas while descending to land at Kennedy.

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NASA To Send Beatles Song Into Deep Space To Mark Anniversaries

'Across the Universe' Will Go Across The Universe

For the first time ever, NASA will beam a song -- The Beatles "Across the Universe" -- directly into deep space at 1900 EST on Monday, February 4. The transmission over NASA's Deep Space Network will commemorate the 40th anniversary of the day The Beatles recorded the song, as well as the 50th anniversary of NASA's founding and the group's beginnings.

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