4 in Mourning Deal With Shuttle's Return

03 July 2005 | 13:00 Code : 5307 Geoscience events
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Each man had an intimate tie to the Columbia disaster. Two were in Mission Control trying to save the shuttle and its crew, ...
Each man had an intimate tie to the Columbia disaster. Two were in Mission Control trying to save the shuttle and its crew, and two were 900 miles away at the Florida landing strip waiting for a spacecraft that would never come. For more than two years, these four NASA employees at Johnson Space Center have struggled with grief and guilt and dealt in their own way with the shuttle's return to flight.

One will repeat his role as launch and entry flight director when Discovery blasts off soon. Two others will take part in the mission as well. The fourth, robbed of a wife when Columbia crashed, has dedicated his career to making future spacecraft safer.


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