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Years ago I wrote a story for AIAA’s Aerospace America magazine. 

In my view, the reasons and revelations that haunt me to this day about the tragedy are far from being revealed. I covered the loss of the crew for Space.com at the time, reporting on the investigation from my perspective as I attended a number of the “hearings” on the disaster from Houston, Texas. 

To this day, the entire calamity — and how it could have been prevented — has never been fully reported. 

Adding to my own views regarding the loss of Columbia and crew was a visit to Kennedy Space Center. I saw first-hand recovered, twisted, and scared wreckage of the vehicle.

I cried. 

There are truths out there yet to be revealed.

Meanwhile, take a read of my story – and remember Columbia and the seven-person crew:

Wait a Minute!

 

COLUMBIA 2013 AIAA AEROSPACE AMERICA

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