Today marks the 7th anniversary of the loss of Space Shuttle Columbia. My wife and I went to the liftoff. Somewhere we have an undeveloped roll of film from the launch. I remember being so proud that Israel was making inroads into the space business. RIP STS-107 From Wikipedia: Commander: Rick D. Husband, a U.S. Air Force colonel and mechanical engineer, who piloted a previous shuttle during the first docking with the International Space Station (STS-96). Pilot: William C. McCool, a U.S. Navy commander Payload Commander: Michael P. Anderson, a U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel and physicist who was in charge of the science mission. Payload Specialist: Ilan Ramon, a colonel in the Israeli Air Force and the first Israeli astronaut. Mission Specialist: Kalpana Chawla, an Indian-born aerospace engineer on her second space mission. Mission Specialist: David M. Brown, a U.S. Navy captain trained as an aviator and flight surgeon. Brown worked on a number of scientific experiments. Mission Specialist: Laurel Clark, a U.S. Navy captain and flight surgeon. Clark worked on a number of biological experiments.