Wed, Jan 30, 2013
Shuttle Broke Up On Landing On February 1st, 2003
NASA Johnson Space Center Director, Ellen Ochoa, astronauts and other NASA employees will join the Sabine County Columbia Memorial Committee and the Patricia Huffman Smith NASA Museum in Hemphill, Texas, to pay tribute to the crew lost aboard the space shuttle Columbia 10 years ago Feb. 1. JSC representatives will participate in observances Thursday, Jan. 31, and Friday, Feb. 1.
Ochoa and astronaut Tim Kopra will share remarks during a NASA night in Hemphill beginning at 1800 CDT Thursday in the Family Life Center, First Baptist Church. Astronaut William (Bill) McArthur Jr., will join them in making remarks during a memorial tribute at the Family Life Center at 0730 Friday. That day marks the 10th anniversary of the Columbia accident.
Columbia and its crew were lost 15 minutes before landing at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, FL, when unknown damage to its wing allowed heating from entry to cause high-speed aerodynamic breakup of the vehicle at an altitude of about 200,000 feet over east Texas.
Ochoa was named director of JSC on Jan. 1 when her predecessor, Mike Coats, retired. She previously was deputy director and director of Flight Crew Operations, and was an astronaut serving on four space shuttle missions before moving into management positions. McArthur currently is director of JSC's Safety and Mission Assurance office. He previously was manager of the shuttle Orbiter Projects Office and served as a crew member on three shuttle flights and one long-duration expedition on the International Space Station.
Kopra flew one mission to the station on two different shuttles. He launched on Endeavour and returned on Discovery after 58 days living in space.
Also: Boom Supersonic, Boeing 747-8, Boeing Grant, IKE's 300,000th, Rocket Lab, Duncan Aviation, Xplorer Mini Continental Motors seems to have a lot of faith in the future of aviat>[...]
Also: Safety Focus, Aero-Calendar, Mechanic Pay, Alaska Airlines, GAMA, CA Aviation Hall Of Fame, Gogo Biz 4G Dynon’s new dual band SV-ADSB-472 receives ADS-B traffic via 978>[...]
Scratches The Airplane From National Air Race In Reno The iconic World Cup winner and Formula 1 Air Racer "Hot Stuff", flown by Thom Richard will not be participating in the 2017 R>[...]
New Technical Cooperation Project Managed By EASA Unveiled The European Union (EU) and South Asian states recently celebrated the launch of a new project to enhance their ties in c>[...]
AD Number: 2017-06-09 Product: Certain Boeing Model 787-8 airplanes.>[...]