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February 14, 2003

Allard Beutel
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-0951)

Kylie Moritz
Johnson Space Center, Houston
(Phone: 281/483-5111)

NOTE TO EDITORS: #N03-018

NASA Seeks Help From Sky Watchers

NASA is still seeking help from the American public to supply video and still images of the Space Shuttle Columbia on its return flight to Earth. There has been a great public response, but more material will help the investigation of the Columbia accident.

Columbia glided across the western U.S. just before sunrise Saturday, February 1. The Shuttle flew just north of San Francisco around 5:50 a.m. PST and broke up over eastern Texas around 8:00 a.m. CST. Any imagery, especially video, of the Shuttle's path might aid the Columbia Accident Investigation Board in determining the cause of the accident.

Media and private citizens who have video or still images of Columbia’s entry path are encouraged to send it to investigators. Videotapes and photos can be returned upon request. These materials will not be released to the media without the submitter's permission. For more information call:

Johnson Space Center Emergency Operations Center (Phone: 281/483-3388)

Mail videotapes to:

NASA Johnson Space Center
Mail Code JA17
2101 NASA Road 1
Houston, Texas 77058

Email digital images to: columbiaimages@nasa.gov
 

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