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11th anniversary of the Columbia Space Shuttle disaster

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Saturday, February 1st, marks the 11th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.

Rick Husband, one of Amarillo's own residents lost his life in the tragedy.

It was upon re-entry into the Earth atmosphere that the Columbia broke apart, and all seven crew members were killed.

An investigation board determined a piece of insulation foam broke off the space shuttle, hitting the left wing, causing the accident.