Clipped From Journal and Courier
apart over Texas one hour into its descent traveling at 12,500 mph. The orbiter was at 9:16 a.m. EST. 8:58 a.m. Mission Control loses temperature signals drop in temperature sensors in left -main -main landing gear. 9 a.m. Mission Control loses contact with Columbia. Orbiter breaks into pieces. Intended resets I . - '...'.itA.,, Austin ' - '.. 9 am Authorities in counties in Texas and Louisiana reported finding debris.