Space Shuttle Columbia launched on its 28th flight on January 16, 2003 with a crew of seven astronauts. On February 1, 2003, Shuttle Columbia broke apart over Texas, 16 minutes before it was supposed to land in Florida. All seven crew members were lost.
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The seven crew members aboard were:
Rick Husband, Commander;
William C. McCool, Pilot;
Michael P. Anderson, Payload Commander/Mission Specialist 3; David M. Brown, Mission Specialist 1;
Kalpana Chawla, Mission Specialist 2;
Laurel Clark, Mission Specialist 4;
Ilan Ramon, Payload Specialist 1
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