As the world watched on television Columbia disintegrate over the skies of East Texas, many of us were actually living in the tragedy of the moment. Tuesday's report on the shuttle disaster brought back the flood of emotions of that day for many. Some East Texans say they won't ever be the same after the Columbia disaster. More >>
Today marks the four year anniversary of the Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster. All seven crewmembers died when Columbia broke up during re-entry. Most of the debris fell across East Texas that day.
One Tyler cardiologist witnessed Columbia's re-entry and captured images seen worldwide. As a part of the fourth anniversary You can see Scott Lieberman's photos on exhibit until April 14-th at the T-C-C Photo Gallery... Located on Center Street in Longview.
Take a look back at the stories that made headlines in the days that followed the Columbia Disaster.
2/1/2007- East TexasRemembering Space Shuttle Columbia 4 Years LaterMore>>
(Kennedy Space Center-AP) -- Space shuttle "Columbia" is missing. NASA has declared an emergency after it lost contact with Columbia. Columbia was scheduled to land in Florida at 9:16 a.m. Eastern timeMore >>
As curiosity mounted, naturally fear set in. Before reports confirmed the explosion of Shuttle Columbia--people have been describing the blast they heard and saw anything from a meteor, a bombing or to an attack on America. More >>
The search for Columbia shuttle debris through the thick Piney Woods of East Texas is growing more difficult for authorities and volunteers in the second day of searching. More >>
The search area has expanded to more than 500 square miles of East Texas including Palestine, Nacogdoches and Sabine Counties. Texas Sheriffs in those areas admit, they are strapped and need more manpowerMore >>
(CNN) -- As federal investigators begin to look into why the space shuttle Columbia broke apart, NASA officials said the left wing lost hydraulic sensors, lost tire pressure and then experienced intense heat before the shuttle broke up Saturday morning. More >>
More rescue teams headed out in search Shuttle Columbia's debris. It's been a daunting task as teams are switching gears, changing their recovery patterns by heading further into wooded areas. So far, most of the searches have been motivated by the calls of citizens. While fresh legs and fresh eyes remain scarce some reinforcements are on the way as new crew come in to relieve tired workers. Channel 7's Jennifer Brice reports from Nacogdoches... More >>
After nearly three months of sifting through debris and analyzing data, investigators examining the Columbia accident are now focusing their efforts on picking a working theory on what caused the shuttle to disintegrate during re-entry. More >>