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 - Columbia's final descent ends in disaster Space...
Columbia's final descent ends in disaster Space shuttle Columbia broke apart over Texas one hour into its descent Saturday, approximately 40 miles above ground and traveling at 12,500 mph. The orbiter was scheduled to land in Florida at John F. Kennedy Space Center at 9:16 a.m. EST. 8:53 a.m. Mission Control loses temperature readings from hydraulic system in left wing. Final descent ::.;: . sr. . II 8:45 a.m. V S ; Pacific II g., 5 AUSTRALIA OcganJ a.m. n 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. Residents in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas report loud boom overhead. i : All times are EST Intended landing path resets I . - '...'.itA.,, Austin ' - '.. 9 am Authorities in counties in Texas and Louisiana reported finding debris. Scheduled landing site John F. Kennedy -Space -Space Center , NOTE: Drawing is schematic. SOURCES: Associated Press; NASA; ESRI AP

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  1. Journal and Courier,
  2. 02 Feb 2003, Sun,
  3. Page 1

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