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United States Space Shuttle Columbia

1 February 2003

 
 
United States Space Shuttle Columbia Marker (obverse) image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 30, 2008
1. United States Space Shuttle Columbia Marker (obverse)
Inscription. [Obverse:]
Brown. Clark. Chawla. Anderson. Ramon. Husband. McCool.
STS 107

In memory of the crew of
United States Space Shuttle Columbia
1 February 2003.

[Reverse:]
In memory of the crew of the United States Space Shuttle Columbia, 1 February 2003.

[captions beneath crew's picture:] Mission Specialist, David Brown, M.D. (Captain, USN)
Mission Specialist, Laurel Blair Salton Clark, M.D. (Captain, USN)
Mission Specialist, Michael P. Anderson (Lieutenant Colonel, USAF)
Payload Specialist, Ilan Ramon (Colonel, Israel Air Force)
Commander, Rick D. Husband (Colonel, USAF)
Mission Specialist, Kalpana Chawla, Ph.D.
Pilot, William C. McCool (Commander, USN)

Space shuttle mission STS-107 was a multidisciplinary microgravity and earth science mission conducted on board the space shuttle Columbia during a sixteen day mission in January of 2003. The crew emblem captures this through the symbol [microgram] flowing into the three rays of the astronaut star. This is depicted at an angle of thirty-nine degrees to the earth's horizon to match the tilt of the actual orbit that Columbia flew. The star field to the left represents the constellation of Columbia (the dove) and was depicted to symbolize both peace
United States Space Shuttle Columbia Marker (reverse) image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 30, 2008
2. United States Space Shuttle Columbia Marker (reverse)
on Earth and the shuttle Columbia. The seven stars also represent the mission crew members and honor the original astronauts who paved the way to make research in space possible. The names of the crew members of the mission are shown around the periphery of the emblem.
 
Erected 2003.
 
Location. 38° 52.602′ N, 77° 4.445′ W. Marker is in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, in Arlington County. Touch for map. Marker is in Section 46 of the National Cemetery, off Memorial Drive. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Myer VA 22211, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. An Attempt to Rescue American Hostages Held in Iran (here, next to this marker); United States Space Shuttle Challenger (here, next to this marker); Third Infantry Division, U.S. Army (within shouting distance of this marker); Canadian Cross of Sacrifice (within shouting distance of this marker); Ignace Jan Paderewski (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); Mast of the USS Maine (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); American Special Operations Forces
Arlington National Cemetery, Section 46 image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 30, 2008
3. Arlington National Cemetery, Section 46
Challenger monument, left center. Iran rescue mission monument, center. Columbia monument, right center. Canadian Cross ("Cross of Sacrifice"), center rear.
(within shouting distance of this marker); U.S.S. Maine Anchor (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington National Cemetery.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry for the Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster. (Submitted on September 6, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Air & SpaceCemeteries & Burial SitesExplorationNotable EventsScience & Medicine
 
The Original Space Shuttle image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 5, 2012
4. The Original Space Shuttle
The Space Shuttle Enterprise, seen here, was the prototype upon which the Columbia was based. While it never flew in space, the Enterprise did perform suborbital test flights and landed successfully.
Space Shuttle piggy-back return flight from Edwards AFB (CA) to Cape Kennedy (FL) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud
5. Space Shuttle piggy-back return flight from Edwards AFB (CA) to Cape Kennedy (FL)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 5, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,167 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 6, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   4. submitted on March 11, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on March 13, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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