United States Space Shuttle Columbia

United States Space Shuttle Columbia (HM756)

Location: Arlington, VA 22211 Arlington County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 52.602', W 77° 4.445'

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1 February 2003

Brown. Clark. Chawla. Anderson. Ramon. Husband. McCool.
STS 107

In memory of the crew of
United States Space Shuttle Columbia
1 February 2003.

In memory of the crew of the United States Space Shuttle Columbia, 1 February 2003.

[captions beneath crew's picture:]Mission Specialist, David Brown, M.D. (Captain, USN)
Mission Specialist, Laurel Blair Salton Clark, M.D. (Captain, USN)
Mission Specialist, Michael P. Anderson (Lieutenant Colonel, USAF)
Payload Specialist, Ilan Ramon (Colonel, Israel Air Force)
Commander, Rick D. Husband (Colonel, USAF)
Mission Specialist, Kalpana Chawla, Ph.D.
Pilot, William C. McCool (Commander, USN)

Space shuttle mission STS-107 was a multidisciplinary microgravity and earth science mission conducted on board the space shuttle Columbia during a sixteen day mission in January of 2003. The crew emblem captures this through the symbol [microgram] flowing into the three rays of the astronaut star. This is depicted at an angle of thirty-nine degrees to the earth's horizon to match the tilt of the actual orbit that Columbia flew. The star field to the left represents the constellation of Columbia (the dove) and was depicted to symbolize both peace on Earth and the shuttle Columbia. The seven stars also represent the mission crew members and honor the original astronauts who paved the way to make research in space possible. The names of the crew members of the mission are shown around the periphery of the emblem.
HM NumberHM756
Series This marker is part of the More Than Words series
Year Placed2003
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 4:42pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 320081 N 4305138
Decimal Degrees38.87670000, -77.07408333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 52.602', W 77° 4.445'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 52' 36.12" N, 77° 4' 26.70" W
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Area Code(s)703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2920 Memorial Dr, Arlington VA 22211, US
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