August 6, 2011
The STS-107 crewmembers strike a â€˜flying' pose for their traditional in-flight crew portrait in the SPACEHAB Research Double Module (RDM) aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia. From the left (bottom row), wearing red shirts to signify their shift's color, are astronauts Kalpana Chawla, mission specialist; Rick D. Husband, mission commander; Laurel B. Clark, mission specialist; and Ilan Ramon, payload specialist. From the left (top row), wearing blue shirts, are astronauts David M. Brown, mission specialist; William C. McCool, pilot; and Michael P. Anderson, payload commander. Ramon represents the Israeli Space Agency. EDITOR'S NOTE: On February 1, 2003, the seven crewmembers were lost with the Space Shuttle Columbia over North Texas. This picture was on a roll of unprocessed film later recovered by searchers from the debris.
Topics: Human spaceflight, Spaceflight, Space exploration, Ilan Ramon, STS-107, payload specialist, Columbia: The Tragic Loss, Kalpana Chawla, Space Shuttle Columbia, Space accidents and incidents, Manned spacecraft, NASA