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January 28, 2013 Melissa Sanford, (936) 564-7351
Public Viewing of Columbia Space Shuttle Disaster February 1
NACOGDOCHES – In honor of the 10-year anniversary of the space shuttle Columbia disaster, the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau will have a public viewing of the documentary Columbia Space Shuttle Disaster on Friday, February 1.
The space shuttle Columbia disintegrated upon re-entry on February 1, 2003 with the majority of the debris landing in Texas. All seven astronauts onboard were killed. This documentary explores the causes for the accident and chronicles the conversations inside NASA the day of the event as well as the investigation that ensued afterwards. It also features accounts from reporters at the landing site and the last video of the astronauts just minutes before re-entry.
“Columbia Space Shuttle Disaster is a very informative film,” said Melissa Sanford, Executive Director of the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau. “So many people were touched by this tragic event, and this documentary helps explain the factors leading up to the disaster and the aftermath.”
The public viewing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Visitor Center, 200 E. Main. The film is 54 minutes long, and admission is free. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau at 936-564-7351.