Archive offers new life for fallen space shuttle Columbia

File photo of the space shuttle Columbia lifting off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape CanaveralCAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) – Space shuttle Columbia's flying days came to an abrupt and tragic end on February 1, 2003, when damage from a broken wing crescendo, dooming the seven astronauts aboard. Although Columbia now lies in pieces, its mission is not over. The recovered wreckage, painstakingly retrieved from Texas and Louisiana for months after the accident, was preserved for a unique archive and education program at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. …


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