Report: 2003 Columbia crash not survivable

HOUSTON, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- The crew aboard the space shuttle Columbia could not have survived its re-entry accident in 2003, a U.S. space agency report released Tuesday indicated.
NASA to televise Columbia remembrance

NASA to televise Columbia remembrance

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency will televise the Astronauts Memorial Foundation's remembrance service honoring space shuttle Columbia's STS-107 crew.

Fourth shuttle spacewalk not needed

JOHNSON SPACE CENTER, Texas, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- A fourth space walk to fix a thermal blanket near shuttle Discovery's left window will not be needed, the crew was told by Mission Control in Houston Thursday.

'True Dads with Bruce Willis' examines dads

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. cable's Spike TV examines the rewards of being a father in a two-hour special "True Dads with Bruce Willis."

Mars features to be named for shuttle crew

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Seven hills on Mars will be named for the members of the last crew of the space shuttle Columbia, NASA announced Tuesday.

Washington Agenda-Federal

By United Press International

Video shows calm crew preparing to land

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Less than 10 minutes before their deaths, the astronauts aboard shuttle Columbia chatted breezily as they checked their spacesuits, put on their gloves and marveled at the flashes of light outside their windows as the spaceship encountered Earth's atmosph

Bush: Columbia astronauts fulfilled dream

SPACE CENTER, HOUSTON, Texas, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush paid tribute here Tuesday to the seven Columbia space shuttle astronauts killed as they attempted to return to Earth, saying they represented the human quest of discovery and exploration of the heavens.

Seven space shuttle astronauts mourned

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Feb. 2 (UPI) -- The nation mourned seven astronauts Sunday, one of them Israel's first person in space, all killed Saturday when something let pressures of supersonic re-entry rip apart the space shuttle Columbia in the upper atmosphere.

Rising temperatures preceded shuttle's end

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Temperatures above shuttle Columbia's left wing soared to unprecedented high levels minutes before the craft broke apart over east Texas, killing its seven-member crew and stunning a space agency obsessed. Engineers have begun the work of piecing together
IRENE K. BROWN, UPI Science News

Admidst grief, cargo ship flies to station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Feb. 2 (UPI) -- As NASA braces itself for what promises to be a long and tedious investigation into what caused shuttle Columbia to perish as it returned to Earth on Saturday, an unmanned Russian rocket blasted off Sunday to ferry supplies to the International Space Stat

Shuttle Columbia and crew of seven lost

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Space shuttle Columbia and its seven-member crew, including Israel's first astronaut Ilan Ramon, were lost upon return to Earth Saturday following a 16-day space research mission.

All astronauts know the risks involved

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Every person who has gone into space has shared both the knowledge of and anxiety over the risks involved -- including the fact that more than a few other missions nearly resulted in disasters.
PHIL BERARDELLI, UPI Deputy Science and Technology Editor

Columbia crew bio: Laurel Clark

Dr. Laurel Blair Salton Clark, a commander in the U.S. Navy, was a mission specialist for NASA.
By United Press International

Transcript of Bush speech on shuttle loss

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Here is the transcript of President Bush's remarks on the loss of the shuttle Columbia and its crew of seven Saturday. The president spoke from the Cabinet Room of the White House.
Page 1 of 2
Laurel Clark
WAX2003010202 - WASHINGTON, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Commander Rick Husband operates an M113 armored personnel carrier during Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities, a standard part of launch preparations. From left, Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon, the first Israeli astronaut, Instructor George Hoggard, and Mission Specialists Laurel Clark (face obscured) and Kalpana Chawla enjoy the ride in the background. STS-107 is a mission devoted to research and will include more than 80 experiments that will study Earth and space science, advanced technology development, and astronaut health and safety. mk/HO UPI

Laurel Blair Salton Clark (March 10, 1961 – February 1, 2003) was a medical doctor, United States Navy Captain, NASA astronaut and Space Shuttle mission specialist who was killed in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.

Clark was born in Ames, Iowa, but considered Racine, Wisconsin to be her hometown. She is survived by her husband, fellow NASA flight surgeon Dr. Jonathan Clark (who was part of an official NASA panel that prepared the final 400-page report about the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster), and son Iain Clark.

Clark was a member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority. She held an FCC issued Technician Class amateur radio license with the call sign KC5ZSU.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Laurel Clark."
Most Popular
Study: Lifestyle changes can cut heart attack risk by 80 percent Study: Lifestyle changes can cut heart attack risk by 80 percent
Jill Duggar, Derick Dillard enjoy romantic dinner date Jill Duggar, Derick Dillard enjoy romantic dinner date
Kansas dubs October 'Zombie Preparedness Month' Kansas dubs October 'Zombie Preparedness Month'
Jessica Arrendale dies shielding daughter from boyfriend with gun Jessica Arrendale dies shielding daughter from boyfriend with gun
Kelly Osbourne 'adrift' without Joan Rivers Kelly Osbourne 'adrift' without Joan Rivers