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Space Shuttle Program
Space Shuttle Columbia STS-107 Special Coverage: On Saturday 1 February 2003, the Space Shuttle Columbia was lost upon reentry and seven NASA astronauts perished. They were Rick Husband, Mission Commander; William McCool, Pilot; Michael Anderson, Payload Commander; Kalpana Chawla, Mission Specialist; Laurel Clark, Mission Specialist; David Brown, Mission Specialist and the Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon, Payload Specialist.
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- NASA Space Shuttle - home page for past, present, and future missions.
- NASA Kennedy Space Center - NASA's Florida launch center for the Space Shuttle. Includes news, information on viewing launches, maps and guides to facilities, visitor information, and Space Shuttle FAQ.
- Upcoming Space Shuttle Launches - schedule from NASA Kennedy Space Center.
- Launch Complex 39-A & 39-B - maps and technical information on the former Apollo program launch pads now used for the Space Shuttle.
- Space Shuttle of the Future - learn all about the most capable and reliable launch vehicle in the world, and how it will shape the future of space exploration for years to come.
- Space Shuttle Clickable Map - learn about the external tank, solid rocket boosters, main engines, cargo bay, and crew compartments.
- How Space Shuttles Work - plain-language tour through onboard systems and life support, with a look at getting the craft into orbit, life in space, and re-entry. From Howstuffworks.com.
- NASA Astronaut Selection - learn what they do, who they are, how to qualify, and how and when to apply.
- How Astronauts Are Selected and Trained Today - an overview from World Book Encyclopedia.
- Space Shuttles - backgrounders and an article archive of key stories in shuttle history. From Time Magazine.