The Columbia’s last flight
17 years after the space shuttle Challenger broke up during launch, the space shuttle Columbia broke up during reentry. We take a look at what happened and why.
Here’s an article about the crawler transporter.
Here’s a video about the crawler transporter.
And another video about the crawler.
And another article about the crawler.
Here’s a NASA sight about the space shuttle external fuel tank.
Here’s some news footage about the Columbia disaster, before the news people knew for certain what had happened to the shuttle.
Here’s some more news coverage of the Columbia disaster, when the news people had a much better idea of what had happened.
And here’s an article suggesting the private company era of space exploration began with the Columbia disaster.