Today is the 10th anniversary of the Columbia accident. NASA held memorial events at Arlington National Cemetery and Kennedy Space Center.
There are hundreds of articles and commentaries in newspapers, magazines, blogs, and other publications on line to day. (See, for example, spacetoday.net and news.google.com) Here is a sampling of items about the tragedy and its affect on the US space program:
- Day of Remembrance – Messages from President Obama and NASA Administrator Bolden – NASA
- 10 years later, loss of Columbia and crew has changed NASA forever – Florida Today
- President Obama, NASA Officials, Families Honor Fallen Astronauts – spacepolicyonline.com
- Leaders look back at the Columbia tragedy — and look ahead to Mars – Cosmic Log
- Top 10 myths surrounding NASA’s Columbia space shuttle disaster – Jim Oberg/MSNBC
- Ten (and three) years later… – Space Politics
- Challenger, Columbia, Apollo 1: The anniversaries of space tragedies and why we must continue to explore. – Phil Plait/Slate.com
- NASA’s mission is not safety – Rand Simberg/USA Today
See also the earlier post here about this week of sad anniversaries and it includes links to web resources for these space tragedies.