Remembering Columbia: On the bottom row (L to R) are astronauts Kalpana Chawla, MS; Rick D. Husband, mission commander; Laurel B. Clark ,MS; and Ilan Ramon, PS. In the top row (L to R) are astronauts David M. Brown, MS; William C. McCool, pilot; and Michael P. Anderson, PC. On February 1, 2003, during re-entry, Columbia disintegrated over northern Texas with all seven crewmembers aboard. This picture survived on a roll of unprocessed film recovered by searchers from the debris.
The seven STS-107 crew members who died in an explosion of the Shuttle Columbia on Feb. 1, 2003, are: Rick D. Husband, mission commander; Kalpana Chawla, mission specialist; and William C. McCool, pilot. Astronauts David M. Brown, Laurel B. Clark, and Michael P. Anderson, all mission specialists; and Ilan Ramon, payload specialist representing the Israeli Space Agency.