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Photos: Remembering Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy

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  • A television frame grab shows the breakup of the space shuttle Columbia minutes before a scheduled landing February 1, 2003 as it crossed the United States with seven astronauts on board. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
  • A piece of space shuttle Columbia debris, marked by yellow police tape, sits in dense underbrush near Hemphill, Texas 03 February 2003. (Photo by PAUL BUCK/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Photos of the members of the space shuttle Columbia adorn a table at the St. Paul The Apostle Catholic church in Houston, Texas 03 February 2003 during a memorial service in remembrance of the crew. The seven Columbia astronauts perished when the space shuttle orbiter disintegrated on re-entering earth's atmosphere 01 February 2003 just 16 minutes before their scheduled landing at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
  • A police officer takes pictures of what is reportedly the nose of the Space Shuttle Columbia near Hemphill, Texas, 03 February 2003. (Photo by HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Norm Grachis of Port St. John, Florida, prays in front of the Astronaut Memorial February 3, 2003 at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Mourners at the memorial left flowers and notes to honor the seven astronauts who perished in the space shuttle Columbia February 1, 2003. (Photo by Matt Stroshane/Getty Images)
  • Rachel Perimon from Hemphill, Texas lights candles 03 February 2003 on a make-shift memorial at the entrance to Hemphill in tribute to the seven astronauts who died aboard the space shuttle Columbia, 01 February 2003. Columbia broke up over Texas as it re-entered earth's atmosphere, killing all seven astronauts and destroying the orbiter. (Photo by PAUL BUCK/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Visitors reflect in front of the Astronaut Memorial February 3, 2003 at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Mourners at the memorial left flowers and notes to honor the seven astronauts who perished in the space shuttle Columbia February 1, 2003. (Photo by Matt Stroshane/Getty Images)
  • Nathan Ener (R) speaks with a Texas police officer after he discovered what is believed to be the nose of the space shuttle Columbia February 3, 2003 in Hemphill, Texas. Ener also uncovered a windshield, tiles, and pedals near his home in Hemphill. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
  • A moment of silence is observed in remembrance of the seven astronauts killed aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia before the 53rd NHL All-Star game between the Eastern Conference All-Stars and the Western Conference All-Stars at the Office Depot Center on February 2, 2003 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images/NHLI)
  • Tracy Clark, a private contractor holds a large piece of debris from the Columbia space shuttle that landed on the running track of a school February 3, 2003 in Douglass, Texas. Recovery operations from the February 1, 2003 in-flight breakup of the space shuttle Columbia continued. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
  • A piece of suspected space shuttle debris that landed on the roof of a school lies on the ground after being collected February 3, 2003 in Douglass, Texas. Recovery operations from the February 1, 2003 in-flight breakup of the space shuttle Columbia continued across Texas and Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
  • This file photo shows Mac Powell looking at a portion of the space shuttle Columbia that fell onto his ranch after the shuttle broke up as it returned from orbit killing all seven astronauts and destroying the vehicle 01 February, 2003. (Photo by MIKE NELSON/AFP/Getty Images)
  • A volunteer search team looking for debris from the space shuttle Columbia prepares to enter a wooded area where body remains were found February 3, 2003 in Hemphill, Texas. A makeshift cross and flowers mark the spot where the remains were found. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
  • An environmental clean-up crew walks into the woods where the nose of the space shuttle Columbia was found February 3, 2003 in Hemphill, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
  • This image shows a close up of a piece of debris falling from the external tank, then striking the left wing of the Space Shuttle Columbia during launch on January 16, 2003. NASA officials noticed this piece of debris during lift off of Columbia, but did not consider it a major problem at the time. NASA Mission Control lost contact with the Space Shuttle Columbia during reentry on February 1, 2003 and later learned that the shuttle had broken up over Texas. (Photo by NASA/Getty Images)
  • With the Washington Monument in the background, the flag on top of the White House flies at half staff to honor the Space shuttle Columbia crew, January 31, 2003 at the White House in Washington, DC. Columbia exploded after reentering the atmosphere en route to a landing at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
  • A shopper in an electronics store pauses to watch a breaking news broadcast of the breakup of the space shuttle Columbia minutes before its scheduled landing as it crossed the United States, February 1, 2003 in Chester, United Kingdom. (Photo by John Li/Getty Images)
  • Sabrina Johnson pauses as she and Sheron Rohmfeld place flags on the fence in front of a memorial for the seven astronauts who lost their lives in the space shuttle Columbia accident in front of NASA's Johnson Space Center February 3, 2003 in Houston, Texas. The seven astronauts aboard Columbia lost their lives February 1 when the shuttle broke up as it descended into the Earth's atmosphere. (Photo by Brett Coomer/Getty Images)
  • The crew of Space Shuttle Columbia's mission STS-107 pose for the traditional crew portrait. Seated in front are astronauts Rick D. Husband (L), mission commander; Kalpana Chawla, mission specialist; and William C. McCool, pilot. Standing are (L to R) astronauts David M. Brown, Laurel B. Clark, and Michael P. Anderson, all mission specialists; and Ilan Ramon, payload specialist representing the Israeli Space Agency. (Photo by NASA/Getty Images)
  • An honor guard carries the casket of a crew member of the space shuttle Columbia to a temporary mortuary February 2, 2003 at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana. Accompanying the honor guard is NASA astronaut Jim Reilly (C). Photo by Michael A. Kaplan/U. S. Air Force/Getty Images)
  • A television frame grab shows NASA Mission Control after space shuttle Columbia broke up and crashed before a scheduled landing February 1, 2003 as it crossed the United States with seven astronauts on board. (Photo by Getty Images)
  • Smoke rises from what an American Airlines pilot announced are fires caused by debris from the US space shuttle Columbia as seen from an airplane flying over eastern Texas 01 February 2003. The US space shuttle Columbia disintegrated in a fireball as it returned to Earth, killing all seven crew and scattering charred wreckage over a wide area. (Photo by STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
  • A vehicle drives past charred debris from the space shuttle Columbia, 02 February, 2003, on highway 21 near Douglas,Texas. The space shuttle Columbia disintegrated while returning from orbit 01 February killing the crew of seven. (Photo by STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Raphael Obidigbo (R) a minister with the Apostolic Tabernacle Church raises his arm as he prays in front of one the main entrances to the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX, 02 February 2003. Thousands of people have left flowers and notes at the gate of the space agency turning it into a makeshift memorial. (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/GettyImages)
  • Steve Anderson of Webster, Texas, kneels to pray near a makeshift memorial for the astronauts killed in the Space Shuttle Columbia accident outside NASA's Johnson Space Center February 1, 2003 in Houston, Texas. The seven members of the crew were killed when the shuttle broke up over Texas preparing to land at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (Photo by Brett Coomer/Getty Images)
  • A piece of Space Shuttle Columbia debris sits behind police tape February 1, 2003 in Nacogdoches, Texas. The seven members of the Columbia crew were killed when the shuttle broke up over Texas preparing to land at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
  • A flower arrangement sits in front of the NASA logo at one of the gates at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas 01 February 2003 where people set up a makeshift memorial hours after the seven person crew of the US space shuttle Columbia died. Columbia disintegrated in a fireball 01 February as it returned to Earth, killing all seven crew and scattering wreckage over a wide area.
    
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Feb. 1, 2013 marks the 10th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster in which seven astronauts were killed.

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