Astronaut Laurel B. Clark, STS-107 mission specialist, shown on February 26, 2002. She perished in flight on February 1, 2003, when Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated over northern Texas. (3/10/1961)-(2/1/2003) My uncle worked with this lady. They were both based at the Holy loch. She loved hiking the Scottish highlands. Locals speak very fondly of her.
Michael Phillip Anderson (December 25, 1959 – February 1, 2003) was a United States Air Force officer and NASA astronaut, who was killed in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster when the craft disintegrated after reentry into the Earth's atmosphere.
https://flic.kr/p/LYUBqh | William McCool | Photographic coverage of STS-107 water survival training / emergency egress training in the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL). All of the STS-107 crew are wearing orange Launch and Entry Suits (LES). Close-up of McCool before training. Image #: jsc2002-02067 Date: November 13, 2002
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.
Mission success for the crew of COLUMBIA shuttle flight STS-107. Seated from left are Rick D. Husband, mission commander; Kalpana Chawla, mission specialist; and William C. McCool, pilot. Standing from left are David M. Brown, Laurel B. Clark, and Michael P. Anderson, all mission specialists; and Ilan Ramon, payload specialist from the Israeli Space Agency.
The Space Shuttle Columbia disaster occurred on February 1, 2003, when shortly before it was scheduled to conclude its 28th mission, STS-107, the Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated over Texas and Louisiana during re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere, resulting in the death of all seven crew members...The loss...was a result of damage sustained during launch when a piece of foam insulation the size of a small briefcase broke off from the Space Shuttle external tank...