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HOUSTON, Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two events, including the opening of a new space-themed museum, to honor the space shuttle Columbia and her crew are planned in Hemphill, Texas on Tuesday, Feb. 1.
Few in this small East Texas town paid much attention to space flight until the crisp, foggy February morning when pieces from the space shuttle Columbia came raining down on them. Now 2 1/2 years after the Columbia tragedy, many of the 1,100 residents consider those who work at NASA to be part of their close-knit community.
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.