Remembering Columbia: East Texas museum aims to educate new generation about astronauts’ legacy
Updated: Jan. 25, 2023 at 10:36 AM CST
During the crew’s 16 days in space they completed around 80 different experiments. One of those experiments produced microscopic drug capsules that directly attack tumors or deep infections. “Technology is so important and if we forget about STS-107 and her mission, we will lose a big part of our history,” Thomas said.
“If we went back to December 21 really before the avian influenza outbreak, we would have had about 327 million egg laying chickens in the US. You fast-forward a year, and we have 308 million egg laying chickens. And that’s a pretty drastic cut in production,” Anderson said.