Press Release

New Space Shuttle Columbia Images Released

By SpaceRef Editor
June 23, 2003
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New Space Shuttle Columbia Images Released
107 Crew

NASA today released recovered photographs and video
taken by the crew of the Space Shuttle Columbia during its
scientific research mission in January. The imagery was found
during search efforts since the loss of Columbia Feb. 1.

The Columbia Accident Investigation Board recently determined
the material was not relevant to their investigation. The
imagery documents the STS-107 mission from the crew’s
perspective. The imagery includes almost 10 hours of
recovered video and 92 photographs. It includes in-cabin,
Earth observation and experiment-related imagery. The Shuttle
carried 337 videotapes, but only 28 were found with some
recoverable footage. The mission carried 137 rolls of film,
but only 21 were found containing recoverable photographs.

The imagery is among the more than 84,000 pieces of debris
recovered. The debris weighs 84,900 pounds, about 38 percent
of the dry weight of Columbia. More than 30,000 people
assisted in the search conducted through the combined efforts
of NASA, FEMA, EPA, the U.S. and Texas Forest Services. The
Columbia Recovery Office at the Johnson Space Center (JSC)
was established to continue accepting calls about debris,
since the formal search was completed in April. The toll free
number to report debris is: 1/866/446-6603.

Selected scenes and photographs will be broadcast on NASA
Television today at 12:15 p.m. EDT. News media may obtain the
video and photos in their entirety by calling the JSC Media
Resource Center at: 281/483-4231. NASA Television is
broadcast on AMC-2, transponder 9C, C-Band, located at 85
degrees West longitude. The frequency is 3880.0 MHz.
Polarization is vertical and audio is monaural at 6.8 MHz.
Information about NASA and the Columbia accident
investigation is on the Internet at:

http://www.nasa.gov

SpaceRef staff editor.