It's never easy to come to grips with a tragedy, but some are harder to deal with than others. One of those is the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, which occurred 10 years ago today.
Feb. 1, 2003 was a Saturday. My wife, Linda, had gotten home just before 8 a.m. from her planning shift for STS-107. The kids and I were pretty happy to see her, because it was a long flight and she had worked some odd shifts. So we didn't have the television on to watch the landing.