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A Letter From The Columbia Crew Families

Glenn Mahone/Doc Mirelson
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-1600)

Eileen M. Hawley
Johnson Space Center, Houston
(Phone: 281/483-5111)

March 4, 2003

RELEASE: 03-092

The families of the Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-107) crew have requested NASA to release the following letter to the media and public.

"The families of the Space Shuttle Columbia crew are deeply grateful for the generous outpouring of support and affection we have received from around the world over the past three weeks.

"Many people have asked how they can honor the STS-107 crew and assist our families during this difficult time. There are several charitable funds that have been established on our behalf. Information about these funds can be found at:


The Columbia Crew Families"For more information about NASA or the Space Shuttle Columbia investigation on the Internet, visit:

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