|Columbia launches on STS-107, its final mission
1/16/03 ~ 10:39am
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The Space Shuttle Columbia lifts off on its final mission, at 10:39am EST January 16, 2003.
Columbia broke up upon reentry into the Earth's atmosphere over the central United States on
February 1st, after taking a foam strike to the leading edge of one of its wings during the launch.
The crew of seven did not survive.
Rick Husband, Willie McCool, Kalpana Chawla, Mike Anderson, Dave Brown, Laurel Clark and Ilan Ramon
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