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  Who were Columbia's crew?
Updated 01 February 2003, 18.03
The crew of Columbia
Tragically, the space shuttle Columbia has broken up over Texas, killing all seven of its crew.

They were working on scientific experiments that could help people in many different ways.

We remember them, and the work they did on the shuttle.

Rick Husband
Rick Husband
Rick Husband

Commander of the shuttle. He was born on 12 July 1957.







William McCool
William McCool
William McCool

Pilot of the shuttle. He was born on 23 September 1961.







David Brown
David Brown
David Brown

Mission Specialist. He was born on 16 April 1956.







Michael Anderson
Michael Anderson
Michael Anderson

Payload Commander. He was born on 25 December 1959.







Ilan Ramon
Ilan Ramon
Ilan Ramon

Payload Specialist and first Israeli in space. He was born on 20 June 1954.






Kalpana Chawla
Kalpana Chawla
Kalpana Chawla

Mission Specialist. She was born in India.







Laurel Clark
Laurel Clark
Laurel Clark

Mission Specialist. Mother of an eight year old child.

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