Originally Posted by NateR
Not at all, I'm a big supporter of the space program, it's just that Space Shuttles rarely make the news anymore unless one of them has blown up.
Oh, good, I'm glad I went ahead and asked.
I wish Texas had gotten one of the space shuttles since the Johnson Space Center is here.
Your comment made me go Google the Columbia disaster from 2003. They have video of some of the last minutes in the cockpit with the crew as they're getting ready for re-entry; there is also video of mission control and when they realize the shuttle was lost. A somber moment.
Last year during the drought in Texas, the water level in Lake Nacogdoches went down enough to expose a piece from Columbia.