Recovered Video Fragment Shows Crew During Reentry
Friday, February 28, 2003

This NASA audio and video shows Columbia astronauts' activities on the flight deck during the shuttle's Feb. 1 reentry. The crew is shown making entry preparations -- donning gloves, checking suit pressure and integrity and documenting what NASA describes as normal reentry flashes and plasma effects observed outside the windows.

The 13-minute video documents the crew after the de-orbit burn, 500,000 miles above the South Pacific, and ends when the shuttle was 250,000 feet above the eastern Pacific, southwest of San Francisco. The video concludes 11 minutes prior to the loss of communications between Columbia and Mission Control. It was recovered Feb. 6 near Palestine, Tex.

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