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M113 armored personnel carrier
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
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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.

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