Two decades ago, the space shuttle Columbia broke up during re-entry. I was in high school, and remember it well, feeling the connection with the shuttle disaster that took place the day I was born.
There’s a lot of great stuff out there marking the anniversary:
- Eric Berger: Two decades after the Columbia disaster, is NASA’s safety culture fixed?
- Lee Hutchinson: The audacious rescue plan that might have saved space shuttle Columbia
- Daisy Dobrijevic, Elizabeth Howell: Columbia Disaster: What happened and what NASA learned
If you’ve never heard the Song Exploder episode on The Long Winters song “The Commander Thinks Aloud,” it’s a great listen.