1 February 2003
Brown. Clark. Chawla. Anderson. Ramon. Husband. McCool.
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.