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Columbia's lost commander left a lasting image - The Galveston County Daily News : Between The Lines

November 1, 2014

Columbia's lost commander left a lasting image

Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2013 8:00 pm | Updated: 8:07 pm, Wed Feb 27, 2013.

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.

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