The Director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center, Vanessa Wyche, says NASA and this community are forever bonded together.“The community came out to help with the search and recovery, and helped not only with bringing food, but comfort and support,” Wyche said.
This week marks two decades since the Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy, where seven crew members killed. Twenty years later, we remember Columbia and a famous photo of one of the most devastating events in East Texas history, taken by a doctor from Tyler.
NASA is planning observances at several of its facilities around the country to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Columbia accident, including at the Johnson Space Center in Houston.
The Patricia Huffman Smith NASA Museum will honor the legacy of the Space Shuttle Columbia with special events planned on the 19th anniversary of the tragedy that unfolded in the skies over East Texas.
After the Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy in Sabine County, many volunteers did what they could to help feed and assist those searchers part of the recovery efforts. Even students at Hemphill ISD got involved.
The Hemphill museum dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Space Shuttle Columbia will host its annual memorial service on Monday, the 18th anniversary of the tragedy that trust East Texas into international headlines.
It's been 15 years since the United States and the world stood in shock on Feb. 1, 2003, watching the Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrate and fall from the sky, killing all seven crew members, including two who made their mark in Lubbock, Willie McCool and Rick Husband.
The 13th anniversary of the fall of Shuttle Columbia is Monday. Aside from regional observances that begin as early as Saturday, National Geographic will air a recently produced special about the disaster on its channel Sunday night.
A memorial to fallen astronaut Willie McCool was revealed in Lubbock Saturday. McCool, a 1979 graduate of Coronado High School, died when the Columbia Shuttle disintegrated over Texas more than two years ago.
The 10 year anniversary of the crash of the space shuttle Columbia is coming up on February 1st. And how quickly things can change in 10 years. NASA is a fraction of the organization it was at the time
December 7, 1945. November 22, 1963. September 11, 2001. Ask almost anyone where they were on those dates and they can tell you, in vivid detail, exactly what they were doing when they learned about the attack on Pearl Harbor, of President John F. Kennedy's assassination or of the hijacked airplanes.
A famous photo that captured the space shuttle Columbia tragedy was taken by a doctor in Tyler 11 years ago. Scott Lieberman says he never imagined he would be calling KLTV to explain what he had just witnessed.
Byron Starr, a funeral director for the Starr Funeral Home in Hemphill and part-time novelist, wrote his book Finding Heroes in 2008 about the discovery of the seven astronauts who lost their lives during the Columbia Space Shuttle tragedy on February 1, 2003.
Within hours of the Columbia shuttle crash, a group of Stephen F. Austin students created the first maps of the shuttle's path. They were the first responders using GPS tracking. They helped discover thousands of pieces of debris throughout the investigation.
Debris and, sadly, human remains from the Columbia shuttle were gathered over many months in East Texas and Louisiana. To this day, parts and pieces of what may be shuttle debris are still turned into authorities.
On the day Columbia shuttle fell across East Texas hundreds of East Texans and visitors to the region began working for months recovering the fallen shuttle. Understandably, there's now local interest in each new shuttle study.