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... Space shuttle Columbia failure Introduction: On February 2003, the Space shuttle Columbia collapsed in Texas as well as some parts of Louisiana, when it was trying to re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere (Cabbage and Harwood, 94). During the collapse, the space shuttle killed all the seven crew who were on board. The collapse occurred just shortly after the space shuttle was scheduled to accomplish its 28th space mission, dubbed the STS-107 (NASA, n.p.).
The space shuttle Columbia was the first orbiter constructed with the ability to fly, and it weighed approximately 3,600 kilograms (NASA, n.p.). Thus, due to this heavy weight, the space shuttle Columbia was not suitable for the exp...